Ever since American Airlines withdrew their Delhi-Chicago non-stop back in the day, I’ve wondered which American airline will be the next to go away from India. United has non-stop services to Mumbai and Delhi, while Delta has a one-stop service between NewYork JFK/Mumbai via Amsterdam operating for a very long time.
While this announcement was out on AirlineRoutes.net for a while, I somehow seemed to have missed it.
DELTA has closed reservation for Amsterdam – Mumbai service, for travel on/after 28MAR15. The Skyteam member currently operates this route once a day, and planned to be operated by 767-300ER from 29MAR15.
Clearly, the JFK-AMS flight continues, but AMS-BOM is no longer available for sale beyond the winter schedule. I tried playing around on the Delta website, and it would present me options on Air France instead.
Having travelled on that segment between Mumbai – Amsterdam, I can tell you the Delta product was not the best out there but I used to compare it with the Mumbai – Brussels service of Jet Airways. We still don’t have any clue on Jet Airways moving their Brussels outpost to Amsterdam, given the investment they’ve made at Brussels Airport.
Is it possible that this means one less non-stop service to Europe from India?
Anybody know of any reasons why they discontinued this, especially since they already had their JV partner Virgin Atlantic already withdraw from Mumbai?