He was responding to a question on whether the airline would be looking at investing in Air India.
When asked whether Air India fits into the airline's scheme of business, Eichelgruen said any thing is possible. "But personally, I am not aware of any thing at this time," he added..
"We are the most profitable airline in the world. So we must be thinking some thing wide. But we always look for opportunities as they present themselves. Who knows what is going to happen in the future," he said.
According to him, Delta Air Lines as a company always keep reviewing its worldwide strategy
The US airline has an interline agreement with full service carrier Vistara and was open to explore other commercial agreements as well, Eichelgruen said.
An interline arrangement provides for issuance and acceptance of tickets for flights operated by the partner airline.
On the resumption of Mumbai-JFK flight after almost a decade, he said his airline is not a big risk taker and so it has already done its "sums."
"Delta's return to India will ensure that Mumbai is even better connected to the US. There is a great deal of travel between Mumbai and New York...," he said.
"We are optimistic about services and that we can make money (on the route), he said, adding that 1.3 million people travel between the US and India one-way every year, a scenario that presents a good opportunity for the airline.
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