If they see themselves providing XXX-AUH-YYY India 1-stop and bringing back those stations via 9W, why not? And leave LAX, JFK to DL/AF-KL/9W via BOM. It is mind blowing how the value of a 1-stop connection to secondary Indian cities is overlooked over the fascination of seeing DL fly non-stop to India!
Also I was under the impression (discussed here quite a few post above) that 9W's 77Ws are not capable of flying non-stop to the US....
Yes, on both sides of the Atlantic. The DL non-stop bandwagon as well as the BOM hub crowd.
9W got away with this with pliant banks. Once the banks were ‘allowed’ to view the deal in commercial sense, Goya had no recourse.
Much has been said about growth of Indian aviation by LCC. For international service, India is grossly underserved. Hopefully this creates another viable opt for the harried Indian travelled.