United Airlines announced last week that it would be resuming its daily nonstop flight service between New York/Newark and Delhi and Mumbai starting on September 6.
The service was originally halted in response to airspace restrictions and traveler safety concerns, but with the restrictions lifted, United is set to become the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service connecting the U.S. East Coast with India.
"We are excited to get back to connecting our customers and our employees to India as our teams prepare to restart our daily service to both Delhi and Mumbai," said United's Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella. "We're looking forward to beginning our third daily nonstop flight to India this December."
United has operated service between the United States and India since 2005, and in December the Airline will include flight service connecting San Francisco and Delhi, making it the only U.S. airline to offer nonstop service between the India and U.S. West Coast.
The new offerings will connect customers from more than 80 U.S. cities to India with just one stop in San Francisco. Seasonal service between San Francisco and Delhi begins Dec. 5, 2019, with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.