Air India has started flying between Milan and New Delhi again four times a week, non-stop. The carrier plans to run this route every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Speaking on the new development, Air India’s Chief Commercial Officer, Nipun Aggarwal, shared, “With the launch of this flight to Milan, we will be spreading our wings to cover major destinations in Europe and fulfill a key element of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan. AI, that is to strengthen India’s global network. The introduction of these flights is another step in that journey, in sync with our fleet expansion. We look forward to welcoming guests and sharing Air India’s warm Indian hospitality with them.”
They discontinued this route in March 2020 at the onset of the first lockdown in India. In November 2022, the national carrier announced starting flights from New Delhi to Vienna and Copenhagen on February 18th and March 1st, 2023, respectively. The latest addition of Milan is set to strengthen its coverage in Europe.
Air India operates 27 787 Dreamliners on European routes. After the takeover by Tata, the national carrier signed a contract for a supply of 495 airplanes with Boeing and other service providers. It started operating over 15 planes that were earlier grounded due to a lack of spares and funds.