Delta To Fly Mumbai and Accra Nonstop from JFK

Delta Air Lines will become the only airline with service from New York to five continents later this year when it adds new nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and both Mumbai, India, and Accra, Ghana, effective Nov. 1 and Dec. 11, 2006, respectively. As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Delta is focusing strongly on increasing its international service. The airline already serves 29 European destinations with nonstop flights, has multiple flights to South and Central America, and plans more additions globally by winter. A 268-seat Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will operate the daily Mumbai service, while a 214-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will fly to Accra four times weekly. On both routes, the airline will offer Business Elite and economy class service. With the start of the new Mumbai service, Delta will discontinue its one-stop service to India via Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Delta's new nonstop service to Mumbai will replace existing one-stop service to Mumbai and to Chennai, effective Nov. 1. Delta will continue to serve Chennai with code share service via Paris on SkyTeam partner Air France. The new Mumbai flight will cut travel time between that destination and the U.S. by four hours over the existing one-stop service.

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