In an effort to broaden its reach, Air India announced on Wednesday the beginning of new flights linking Mumbai with New York, Paris, and Frankfurt as well as the restart of nonstop service between Delhi and Copenhagen, Milan, and Vienna.
According to a press statement from Air India, “this expansion comes as the airline continues to make headway in boosting its fleet with newly leased aircraft, as well as the return of current aircraft to active service.”
Beginning on February 14, 2023, a new flight between Mumbai and New York City will fly daily to John F. Kennedy International Airport. With the addition of the additional trip, Air India will have 47 nonstop flights a week between India and the US, up from its current daily service from Delhi to John F. Kennedy International Airport and its four weekly flights to Newark Liberty airport.
From February 1, four additional weekly flights will operate on the Delhi-Milan route, and from February 18 and March 1, respectively, three additional weekly flights will operate on the Delhi-Vienna and Delhi-Copenhagen routes. Additionally, the airline has scheduled four additional weekly flights on the route between Mumbai and Frankfurt as well as three additional weekly flights on the Mumbai-Paris route. Air India’s B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which has 18 Business Class seats and 238 Economy Class seats, will fly these routes.
“Strengthening India’s global network and linking its major cities with more destinations is a critical component of our five-year transformation strategy, Vihaan.AI, “Air India’s CEO and MD, Campbell Wilson, made a statement.
“These new nonstop routes from Frankfurt to New York, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, and Frankfurt mark another step in that process, which will quicken as our fleet of aircraft grows. We eagerly anticipate receiving visitors and extending to them the gracious Indian hospitality of Air India.