This week saw Air India announce plans to serve Amsterdam once again, following a 26-year hiatus from the airport.
Beginning on June 11, the carrier will operate services on a four times per week basis and will be the airline’s 8th continental European city in the network.
It also means that the carrier will be operating up to 77 flights per week between India and Europe.
Scheduling for the Amsterdam Flight…
Using its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, Air India flight AI155 will depart Delhi at 1310 local time, and arrive in Amsterdam at 1835 local time.
The return, AI156, will depart the Dutch capital at 2045 local time before arriving back in Delhi at 0755 local time the next morning.
Services will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
This is the fourth European route in four months that Air India has added to its European network, as the continued push for expansion under Vihaan.AI continues.
Air India Frontman: Further Breadth to Long-Haul Network…
Commenting on the route announcement was Mr. Campbell Wilson, the CEO & MD of Air India, who emphasized that this June 11th launch represents further breadth to the long-haul network:
“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.”
The Boeing 787-8s that will be used for this route will sit 18 passengers in Business Class and 238 in Economy.
It remains clear that Air India is continuing its newly rejuvenated push ahead, and the Amsterdam service will no doubt offer that level of continuation.
Four new European destinations in four months just show the speed and pace that the airline is operating to capture new market revenue.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see how they perform in the Summer 2023 season, as well as what sort of additional services we could see in the future.