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Air India to launch flights to Amsterdam for the first time in 26 years

Continuing with its gradual expansion and solidifying its international presence, Air India has announced that it will launch flights to Amsterdam in the Netherlands this June.

Nonstop to Amsterdam

Starting 11th June 2023, Air India will operate 4-flights-a-week between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The flights will operate with the following schedule:

  • Delhi-Amsterdam
  • Departure time: 13:10
  • Arrival time: 18:35
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AI155
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Amsterdam-Delhi
  • Departure time: 20:45
  • Arrival time: 07:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AI156
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Air India’s Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 18 lie-flat Business Class seats and 238 standard Economy Class seats.

With the launch of this new non-stop flight to Amsterdam, Air India adds further breadth to our long-haul network and more options for our customers. Together with the three other European routes started in recent months, and others to come, it supports our objective of establishing Delhi as a significant international hub.

said Campbell Wilson, CEO & MD, Air India.

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Amsterdam is the airline’s 8th destination in continental Europe and the 4th destination to be added in the last few months after resuming flights to Copenhagen, Madrid and Vienna. The addition of Amsterdam will mean that the Indian carrier will operate 77-flights-a-week to Europe.

Continuing with expansion

Air India last operated flights to Amsterdam in 1997, according to Aeroroutes. This will mean that the carrier will land in the Netherlands for the first time in 26 years when it launches flights to the country’s biggest city.

Under the new ownership of Tata Group, Air India has been expanding at a fast pace, both in Europe and North America. The airline has been busy getting the grounded aircraft back into the sky and has been increasing service on existing routes or resuming old routes as and when aircraft are becoming available.

Expansive international network is the core strength for Air India’s operations, as most of the revenue comes from these flights. The airline is on a mission to compete with the best of the best and having a strong international network is the key to that. Air India’s Amsterdam addition is a good sign of how much opportunity the airline has in terms of growing with the number of aircraft it has right now, before the newer aircraft come in (as compared to when the government operated the airline).

Featured image by Air India

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