United extends suspension of Delhi-Newark flights

Due to Pakistan airspace closure, flight operations are severely affected especially India-USA and India – Europe. Due to this, United had to operate its daily Delhi-Newark flights and daily Mumbai-Newark with a stop at Frankfurt/Munich.

On April 5, 2019, United decided to temporarily suspend its Delhi-Newark flight till April 17, 2019, in anticipation that the Pakistan airspace would open up by then. But due to prolonged delay, United pushed back the relaunch to May 2019.

United has now confirmed flights on Delhi-Newark route will resume only from July 3, 2019. Till then, the only non-stop flight to India on United will be Mumbai-Newark on-board a 777-300ER.

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Service resumption on Newark-Delhi route from July 3, 2019

According to United,

As we previously reported, seasonal winds and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace have caused us to suspend our EWR-DEL (New Delhi) service. To minimize the inconveniences for our customers, we are extending the suspension of service between these two cities through July 2 eastbound and July 3 westbound. Customers may continue to visit united.com or check our mobile app to see the latest updates.

If you are travelling on United’s Delhi-Newark service during the affected period, contact United if you haven’t been proactively contacted. United is offering full refunds or alternative travel options on other Star Alliance carriers to affected passengers.

Are you affected by the suspension of UA 82/83 Delhi-Newark flights?

(Tip of the hat to Live and Let’s Fly)

Comments

  1. My friend flew this route in early April and fell terribly I’ll and reported half the plan was violently I’ll by the time they departed Germany for Newark. Maybe that has something to do with the stoppage.

  2. Could UA be more forthcoming as to why they have completely stopped flying the EWR-DEL sector? “Seasonal Winds”, “continued closure of Paki airspace”? Isn’t it the same for other jets? LOL. Makes one wonder if it is to do with lackluster payload numbers and inability to become profitable even with the existing skimpy service; else why would they give up their revenue generating seats to interline arrangements and let them carry the complete sector? Is this a precursor to UA completely abandoning this sector and its payload?

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