Business and leisure
customers flying on Delta Air Lines can look forward to improved air
service opportunities under the new open skies aviation agreement reached
between the United States and Indian governments. Regarding the open skies accord, Delta’s Vice President - International &
Alliances, Jorge Fernandez, said, “As the largest U.S. carrier serving
India, Delta congratulates the U.S. and India governments for negotiating
an Open Skies agreement between the two countries. As a long-time
supporter of the more than 60 open skies agreements the U.S. government
currently has in place, Delta is thrilled with the new agreement and
believes this new treaty will increase travel, trade and tourism between
the two countries. India continues to take a leadership position in the
Delta currently offers daily New York-Paris-Mumbai and seasonal New York-
Frankfurt-Mumbai flights and will start New York-Paris-Chennai (Madras)
service May 9, 2005.
Delta is the only U.S. carrier serving two cities in India-Mumbai and
Chennai. Expanding international service is a key element of Delta’s
transformation plan announced in September, which will provide customers
more access to the world.
Delta’s new service to Chennai will feature the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,
featuring Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite(R) service with seats in a
2x2x2 configuration and 60 inches of pitch.