Air India, a former national carrier now owned by Tata Sons, has announced the resumption of direct flights between New Delhi and Copenhagen following a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen made the announcement at the India-Denmark: Partners for Green and Sustainable Progress conference. The conference took place recently during the Crown Prince and Princess’s visit to India.
Cancellation of Direct Flight Services
It is important to mention that Air India stopped its non-stop flight between New Delhi and Copenhagen in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, now, after a long gap, Air India is resuming its services.
Air India Delhi-Copenhagen Flight Schedule
According to a report by IANS, Air India resumed direct flights on the route on March 1, 2023. The flight will be operated three days a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
As per the schedule available on Air India’s official website, the flight will depart from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, at 10:20 p.m., after an 8-hour and 50-minute flight.
|Flight No||Departure||Dep. Time||Arrival||Arr. Time||Days of Ops|
|AI157||Delhi||13:25||Copenhagen||18:45||Wed, Fri, Sun|
|AI158||Copenhagen||20:45||Delhi||07:35||Wed, Fri, Sun|
According to reports, Air India CEO Campbell Wilson stated that the airline’s focus would be on long-haul and business fliers as well as leisure passengers. Air India is the only airline that offers direct flights between the two countries.
Air India launched a four-times-week nonstop service from Delhi to Milan earlier this month, following the launch of direct flights between Bengaluru and San Francisco in December and new flights between Mumbai and JFK airport in New York on February 14.
Air India has taken another step towards its goal of connecting passengers all over the world by resuming direct flight services between New Delhi and Copenhagen. This is expected to strengthen ties between India and Denmark and increase the number of visitors between the two countries.