With the resumption of these flights, Air India will serve seven cities in Europe. (document)

New Delhi:

Air India today announced the strengthening and expansion of its global footprint with the launch of new flights connecting Mumbai with New York, Paris and Frankfurt and the resumption of flights between Delhi and Copenhagen, Milan and Vienna.

The expansion comes as the airline continues to make progress in expanding its fleet with newly leased aircraft and returning existing aircraft to active service.

The new Mumbai-New York route will begin daily operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport on 14 February 2023 using B777-200LR aircraft. It will complement Air India’s existing daily route from Delhi to John F. Kennedy International Airport in the New York area with four weekly flights to Newark Liberty Airport, a statement said.

brings Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 non-stop weekly flights, the statement added.

For Europe, Air India will add four weekly Delhi-Milan services from February 1, 2023, and additional weekly Delhi-Vienna and Delhi-Copenhagen services from February 18 and March 1, 2023, respectively. Wednesday flights.

From next quarter, there are also plans to fly from Mumbai to Paris three times a week and Frankfurt four times a week. All these flights will be operated by Air India’s B787-8 Dreamliner, which has 18 business class and 238 economy class seats. However, the timetable has not yet been determined.

With the resumption of these flights, Air India will offer 79 non-stop weekly services to seven European cities, 48 ​​of which will be to the UK and 31 to the continent, the statement said.

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“A key element of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, is to strengthen India’s global network, connecting India’s major cities to more destinations. With the introduction of these new flights to New York, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris and Frankfurt, are another step in journey, which will accelerate as our fleet expands. We look forward to welcoming our guests and sharing with them Air India’s hospitality,” Air India CEO and Managing Director Campbell Wilson said.

With the exception of Paris and Frankfurt, bookings for the new flights are now open. Timetables and opening times for bookings in Paris and Frankfurt will be announced separately.

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