Air India will start a non-stop service between Delhi and Vienna route from April 6. The announcement came after Austrian Airlines’ decision to discontinue its service on the route.

The airline will deploy its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the route and will fly three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight will offer 18 business class seats and 238 seats in economy.

Flights will depart Delhi at 1400 and arrive in Vienna at 1845. The return flight will depart Vienna at 2245 and arrive in Delhi at 0925.

Air India Director for Commercial Pankaj Srivastava says, “Air India has taken a conscious decision to grow further in the European market and operate as a dominant player on the (new) route.”

Srivastava further adds, “We are also in talks with Austrian Airlines for operating code share flights as we aim to offer seamless connections to our passengers from New Delhi to 25 European cities beyond Vienna.”

Air India currently operates 58 flights from Delhi and Mumbai to seven major European destinations namely London, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Milan and Moscow.

Arunima Kumar