India fan, I transferred to our BOS
domicile when Northwest began operating to BOM and DEL in the third quarter of '97. At that time, only Boston-based flight attendants staffed the India flights. (Additionally, two Hindi-speaking Jet Airways flight attendants were added on the India-AMS
-India sectors. These wonderful
Indian nationals were issued both NWA and KLM uniforms, and worked the BOM/DEL flights of both companies.)
When the war began in Afghanistan, NWA decided to suspend service to DEL because of the air space used on the flight from Amsterdam. That route is now served daily by KLM, while Northwest operates the daily flight to BOM. Previously, both carriers served both cities, on a staggered basis.
The BOM flights are extremely profitable for Northwest, and were upgraded from a DC10 to a 747-400. I've heard talk of eventually linking BOM and SIN
, which would give Northwest it's first-ever 'round the world service.