Air India opens non-stop route between Delhi and Copenhagen
31 May 2017
Location and infrastructure
New business and leisure opportunities in Asia will be available to the Danes when Air India on 16 September introduces three weekly non-stop flights between Copenhagen and Delhi.
When the non-stop route between Delhi and Copenhagen opens on 16 September, Scandinavia will have a firm Indian footprint with Air India landing at two countries, as the airline earlier announced a non-stop flight between Delhi and Stockholm starting mid-August 2017.
As a Star Alliance member, Air India will work together with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and others, who can fly passengers from all Northern Europe to the airline’s hub in Copenhagen and from there on to India.
“Given its position as Northern Europe’s Star Alliance hub, Copenhagen Airport’s partnership with Air India will truly strengthen the Greater Copenhagen hub. Danish tourists and companies will now have much better travel opportunities in India and Asia and vice versa,” Thomas Woldbye, Group CEO of Copenhagen Airport, points out.
Boosting foreign trade and investment
In the last 10 years, Denmark’s trade with India has trailed behind that of many other Northern European countries. The new route may help to change that:
“The Copenhagen Airport has the most intercontinental, European, Scandinavian and Baltic connections of all the Scandinavian airports, and it has been voted Europe’s best and most punctual airport several times. A non-stop connection between India and Denmark will make it easier to attract businesses, investors and talent from Asia and strengthen Copenhagen Airport’s leading position further”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.
- Air India will fly from Copenhagen to Delhi on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:40 pm.
- Like SAS, Air India is a Star Alliance member. SAS can fly passengers via Copenhagen to India in cooperation with Air India.
- Denmark's trade with India currently has a value of just under DKK 10 billion. The potential is much larger, according to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- India has the world's second largest population, almost 1.3 billion.
- Delhi in north-eastern India is the country's capital and the second largest city after Mumbai. At the 2011 census, the population of Delhi was 16.7 million.
Source: Copenhagen Airport.