BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
New DELHI, 20 FEBRUARY 2023:
Air India, India’s leading airline and a Star Alliance member, continues to spread its wings in the global network, having resumed non-stop flights between Delhi and Vienna, the Music City of Austria, on 18 th February, 2023.
Air India Flight AI153 now operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Delhi, taking off at 1435 Hrs and arriving in Vienna at 1845 Hrs (local time). The flight is operated by Air India’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with a two-class cabin configuration, featuring 18 Business Class and 236 Economy Class seats.
With this service, Air India’s India-Europe frequency has now increased to 69 non-stop flights per week. Air India had suspended flights on the Delhi-Vienna-Delhi route in March 2020 following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pan demic.
Mr Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer, Air India, “A key element of Air India’s Vihaan.AI transformation is to keep enhancing connectivity between India’s major cities and leading global destinations. Adding this new service to Vienna, following the recent service to Milan reiterates our commitment to this mission.This will further strengthen Air India’s footprint in Europe after the recently reinstated flight to Milan and the imminent resumption of service to Copenhagen. The resumption is in line with Air India’s focussed mission to enhance international connectivity between India and the rest of the world.”
This non-stop service enables travellers from India to easily access several other popular destinations around Vienna, including Hungary, The Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. A sizeable population of the Indian diaspora in Austria as well as Europeans intending to visit various cities in the Indian sub-continent or travel onwards to other cities in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Far East, and Australia will benefit from this non-stop service.
At the inauguration of the Delhi-Vienna flight on 18th February, 2023, Air India’s Chief Customer Experience & Global Head Ground Handling, Mr Rajesh Dogra, along with other senior executives from GMR and AISATS lit the ceremonial lamp and cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.
Air India customers were offered a specially-curated menu on this inaugural flight. The flight had received a warm welcome at the Vienna Airport by dignitaries, including Mr Jaideep Mazumdar, Indian Ambassador to Austria, gracing the event to commemorate the occasion. The return flight AI 154 departed Vienna on time with 255 guests, landing back at Delhi at 0805 hrs IST on 19th February 2023.