Spreading wings to further expand its global reach, Air India, India’s flagship airline and a Star Alliance member, resumed its non-stop service on the Delhi-Copenhagen-Delhi sector from 1st March, 2023.
Air India Flight AI157 now operates on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Delhi, taking off at 1330 Hrs and arriving in Copenhagen at 1750 Hrs (local time). The CPH-DEL flight AI158 will depart at 1950 Hrs (local time) and arrive in Delhi at 0740 Hrs, next day (local time). The flight will be operated by Air India's state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring a two-class cabin configuration, comprising 18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class seats. With this service, Air India’s India-Europe frequency has increased to 79 non-stop flights per week.
Recommencing after a hiatus of almost three years, since global flight operations were restricted due to the outbreak of the pandemic, this service will further strengthen Air India’s foothold in Europe, after the recently resumed flights to Vienna and Milan. Passengers can now conveniently fly non-stop to Copenhagen, a popular tourism and business centre and an educational hub of Europe. It is one of the most alluring Scandinavian destinations, known for its scenic beauty, architecture, and cultural history.
This service will provide Indian travellers with convenient access to not only Copenhagen but also to several popular destinations around Copenhagen, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland Besides catering to the demand of the corporate travellers, the student community and the Indian diaspora in general will benefit from this service.
Mr Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer, Air India, said, “A key element of Air India’s Vihaan.AI transformation is considerably improving connectivity between India's major cities and major global destinations. Resuming this non-stop service from Delhi to Copenhagen, following the relaunch of the flights between Delhi and Vienna, affirms our commitment to develop a major international hub in India’s capital.”
Earlier, at a simple ceremony to mark the resumption of the flight, Mr Rajesh Dogra, Chief Customer Experience & Global Head, Ground Handling, Air India, lit the ceremonial lamp and cut the ribbon at IGI Airport, Delhi, on March 1, 2023, along with senior officials from GMR and AISATS. A specially curated menu was also offered to guests on this flight which went full.
AI 157 was accorded a warm welcome at the Copenhagen airport with dignitaries from the Indian Embassy passengers and local trade partners and Corporates gracing the occasion organised at the airport to commemorate the event. The return flight AI 158 landed back at Delhi this morning with 242 passengers.
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.airindia.in.
About Air India:
Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has an extensive domestic network and has spread its wings beyond to become a major international airline with a network across USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far-East, South-East Asia, Australia and the Gulf. Air India is a member of Star Alliance, the largest global airline consortium. After 69 years as a Government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022. The present management at Air India is driving the five year transformation roadmap under the aegis of Vihaan.AI to establish itself as a world-class global airline with an Indian heart.
Vihaan.AI is Air India’s transformational roadmap over five years with clear milestones. It will be focussing on dramatically growing both its network and fleet, developing a completely revamped customer proposition, improving reliability and on-time performance. The airline will also be taking a leadership position in technology, sustainability, and innovation, while aggressively investing in the best industry talent. Vihaan.AI is aimed at putting Air India on a path to sustained growth, profitability and market leadership.
About the Tata Group:
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising 30 companies across ten verticals. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’.
Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation, and art and culture. In 2020-21, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103 billion (INR 7.7 trillion). These companies collectively employ over 800,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of $314 billion (INR 23.4 trillion) as on December 31, 2021. Companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Tata Consumer Products, Titan, Tata Capital, Tata Power, Tata Communications, Indian Hotels, Tata Digital and Tata Electronics.
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