Air India launching new non-stop flights to U.S., Europe in near future

Air India’s new flights to U.S. and Europe announced Nov. 23, 2022. Photo Air India

Air India ( announced Nov. 23, 2022, it is launching new flights connecting Mumbai with New York, Paris and Frankfurt, and the resumption of non-stop flights connecting Delhi with Copenhagen, Milan and Vienna.

The new Mumbai-New York service will operate daily to John F Kennedy International Airport using B777-200LR aircraft, and will commence February 14, 2023.  It will complement Air India’s existing daily service from Delhi to New York area’s John F Kennedy International Airport and 4 weekly flights to Newark Liberty airport. This takes Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 non-stop flights per week, a press release from the company said.

To Europe, Air India will add four weekly Delhi-Milan v.v. route starting from February 1, 2023, and thrice-weekly flights on each of Delhi-Vienna v.v. and Delhi-Copenhagen v.v., commencing from February 18 and March 1, 2023 respectively. From Mumbai, new flights are also planned to Paris* (3 weekly) and Frankfurt* (4 weekly) starting next quarter.  All these flights will be operated by Air India’s B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 18 Business Class and 238 Economy Class seats.

With the resumption of these flights, Air India will serve 7 cities in Europe with 79 weekly non-stop flights – 48 to the United Kingdom and 31 to Continental Europe.

“A key element of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, is to strengthen India’s global network, connecting India’s major cities with even more destinations,” Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD, Air India, is quoted saying in the press release.  “The introduction of these new non-stop flights to New York, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris and Frankfurt, is another step in that journey, which will accelerate as our aircraft fleet expands,” Wilson added.

Bookings for the new flights, except Paris and Frankfurt, are now open.  Paris and Frankfurt schedules, and the opening of bookings, will be announced separately, Air India said.



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