United Airlines marked a 10 year of its daily nonstop service between Mumbai Airport and its New York/Newark hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. Since its launch in October 2007, the service has carried over 1.6 million customers on over 7,000 flights.
Celebrating this milestone, VIP guests, United Airlines’ employees and customers from across the travel industry joined Marcel Fuchs, Vice president Atlantic and Pacific Sales, United; Thorsten Lettnin, Managing Director Continental Europe and India, Sales; Harvinder Singh, Country Manager India of United Airlines and Gregory Taevs, Commercial Consul for the U.S. Embassy in India at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Chamber Lawns for a gala dinner and evening of musical entertainment.
“We are extremely proud to mark a decade of this successful route and thank our valued customers and the travel trade community across India for choosing United. Our Mumbai service also offers a comprehensive network of onward connections from our New York/Newark hub to points all across the Americas,” said Harvinder Singh, United Country Manager India.
United flight UA49 departs Mumbai daily at 11:10 pm, arriving at New York/Newark at 5:55 a.m. the next day. The return flight, UA48, departs New York/Newark daily at 8:20 p.m., arriving in Mumbai at 8:40 p.m. the following day (all times local and subject to change). The Mumbai-New York/Newark flight is operated by Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with a total of 267 seats – 50 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 217 seats in United Economy, including 72 Economy Plus seats.