American Airlines Cargo introduces services to new Delhi starting from November 12, 2021, as the airline looks to expand its international network.
The introduction of daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) marks American’s return to the Indian capital city.
As part of its international expansion, the airline will also commence daily service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) in early 2022, linking two critical global technology markets with the U.S. and beyond.
American will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft -its largest widebody fleet for its services to New Delhi and connect many commodities, such as leather products, textiles, ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and technology parts with destinations around the world via JFK.
“India is a really exciting market for our cargo business and we are delighted to be returning to these key destinations. There has long been a demand from our customers in the region for a direct link with New York, and we anticipate strong support for the service,”Tim Isik, sales director – EMEA & APAC for American Airlines Cargo.
The company’s GSSA in India is Air Logistics, which will be selling outbound cargo capacity from DEL to JFK.
“Recent capacity constraints to the US have created a huge demand for air cargo capacity ex-India and at such times when a stimulus is needed to reinvigorate, recharge and revive our economies, this new service is a huge boost. We are ecstatic that the two largest production powerhouses of the world are on the cusp of being better connected through this new service,”Sakshi Gupta, country manager India – Air Logistics Group.
This will be the first time American has served the country since 2012.