Delta launches non-stop daily Mumbai-Atlanta service

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Mumbai, Nov 4 (UNI) Delta Air Lines today announced the launch of its first non-stop daily flight from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Delta vice president (sales) Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Frank Jahangir said the flight, that replaces the current flight from Mumbai to New York-JFK, was launched from November one. The flight, scheduled to depart from Mumbai at 0010 hrs and reach Atlanta at 0735 hrs by DL 185, while departure from Atlanta is at 1800 hrs and arrival at Mumbai at 2045 hrs daily DL 184. It will offer customers travelling from India over 150 onward connections to destinations across the U.S, and over 30 connections to the Caribbean and Latin America, he said.

''With this launch, we are connecting the commercial hub of India with the commercial hub of the South-eastern United States, which is the one of the fastest growing economies in the country and is home to strong international brands such as Coca-Cola, CNN and UPS,'' he said.

Cargo agents and freight forwarders are also expected to benefit from these connections. Danita Waterfall-Brizzi, Regional Director, Cargo Sales EMEA and India said, ''We anticipate high cargo yields on the new Atlanta flight. Our freight customers will be able to move an average of 18 tonnes same day delivery seven days a week to more widebody destinations in North and South America than any other carrier.'' UNI JM RN NP2110

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