United Airlines completes a decade of its non-stop daily services from Mumbai to New York/Newark, underlining India as an important market with huge potential.
United Airlines’ decade long journey in India has been a successful one, says Marcel Fuchs – VP Atlantic and Pacific Sales, United Airlines, who was in India recently to celebrate this milestone with the trade partners. “The Indian market is important to United and we are proud to have offered non-stop services. The popularity of our daily services from Delhi and Mumbai to New York/Newark reflects travellers’ demands to fly to the US,” he adds.
The airline has carried over three million customers on more than 12,700 flights between India and the US over the past decade. “We expect our non-stop India-US flights to continue to perform well. Load factors on our Indian routes are broadly in line with those for our trans-Atlantic routes as a whole,” Fuchs reveals.
The popularity of our daily services from Delhi and Mumbai to New York reflects travellers’ demands to fly to US
When asked whether United is planning to expand its current frequencies, he says that while United monitors the demand in all the markets, serves and reviews potential new-route opportunities on an ongoing basis, the airline has no further new service announcements to make at present in India.
Fuchs also underlines the role of the travel trade community in its India sales. “Our team in India, led by Harvinder Singh, has longstanding relationships with the community. We continue to engage the travel trade community across India. In my recent visit to India to celebrate our 10th anniversary for our Mumbai–New York service, I met a number of our business partners. It was clear to me that these relationships are vital to us as we build greater success for United in the market,” Fuchs adds