Saturday, May 20, 2017

Non-stop service to Delhi with Air India

The number of long-haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase as Air India launches a non-stop service between Stockholm and Delhi.
There is strong demand for direct air links to India, both in leisure travel and from the business community, who will now have even more opportunities to continue travelling in Asia from the carrier's Delhi hub. Passenger volume between India and Sweden has grown by a full 50 per cent over the past three years.
With business dealings growing between Sweden and India, there is a great need for more access between the capitals of the two countries. Today passengers flying between them are divided equally between leisure and business travellers, as is the number of Indian and Swedish passengers in both directions. With the new air link, Swedish travellers will get not just a new route but also improved access to other destinations in Asia via Air India's hub in Delhi, according to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
"Stockholm Arlanda is the fastest growing airport in Scandinavia. We are pleased that Air India has now chosen to set up operations in Stockholm and is also a clear confirmation of our strong growth. Sweden has the largest market in Scandinavia, and demand is increasing for non-stop services to India, especially among business travellers. The new route will also make it more convenient for the growing number of Indian visitors to fly to Stockholm," says Jonas Abrahamsson, CEO of Swedavia.
Making the announcement, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director of Air India, said, "As part of Air India's international route network expansion plans, we are happy to announce the Delhi-Stockholm direct flight from August 15, 2017. The flight will be operated thrice a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft."
19/05/17 The Financial