American Airlines Cargo has returned to India for the first time since 2012 with a daily service from New York JFK to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International. It will be followed by a daily service between Seattle-Tacoma and Kempegowda International Bengaluru in early 2022, linking two global technology markets.
The New Delhi service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the largest widebody in American’s fleet. Expected traffics are leather products, textiles, ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and technology parts to destinations around the world via JFK.
Sales director for the region Tim Isik, said: “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.”
The company’s GSSA in India is Air Logistics, who will be selling outbound cargo capacity from Delhi. Country manager for India, Sakshi Gupta added: “Recent capacity constraints to the US have created huge demand for air cargo capacity ex-India and 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.”