1 min read.Updated: 20 May 2019, 04:07 PM ISTLivemint
Air India operated three flight per week between Mumbai and New York
'The flight has been discontinued owing to poor load factor or low seat occupancy,' said Air India spokesperson
Debt-laden national carrier, Air India decided to discontinue their direct flight between Mumbai and New York, owing to poor demand. According to the Air India officials, Mumbai-New York flight operation was causing huge losses to the airline, reported Hindustan Times.
Air India started direct services from Mumbai to New York's John F Kennedy Airport in December 2018. Air India operated three flight per week between Mumbai and New York.
National carrier Air India suspended Mumbai-New York flight in February due to the closure of Pakistan airspace. The flight operation was expected to be started in June. However, the company decided to not resume the operation. "The flight has been discontinued owing to poor load factor or low seat occupancy," Air India the spokesperson told HT.
The flying time of US-bound flights from India has been increased, owing to the closure of Pakistan Airspace. The official said AI has not included the flight in their winter schedule, which usually commences from third week of October, said Air India officials. Air India usually uses Boeing 777-300 to operate flights from New Delhi to Newark, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco.