Mumbai: Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines will carry passengers of Delta Airlines within India under a mutual arrangement. The US airliner is starting a direct flight between John F Kennedy Airport in New York and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Delta will begin its non-stop flight on November 1.
Under the arrangement, Kingfisher will operate flights to Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore from Mumbai within two hours of the Delta flight arriving in the city. The New York-Mumbai flight is expected to take 14 hours.
This would result in the saving of considerable time for US passengers as currently they have to spend hours at the Mumbai airport to get connecting flights to other cities.
Passengers travelling to India from the US would be able to buy tickets to Indian cities along with Delta airlines tickets. Kingfisher will also give preference to Delta passengers and offer highly competitive rates. Besides, Kingfisher has made arrangements with travel agents in the US to sell tickets for its flights.
Kingfisher said it is also making similar arrangements with Continental Airlines and American Airlines.