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New Route of the Day (16 June 2024): Air India between Delhi and Zurich

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Air India inaugurated flights between Delhi and Zurich on Sunday 16 June. The 6,160-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 256-seat 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The service is complemented by a daily rotation operated by Air India’s Star Alliance partner SWISS.

Flight AI151 departs Delhi at 14:05 local time, arriving in Zurich at 19:15 local time. The return service, operating as flight AI152, takes off from the Swiss city at 20:50 local time, touching back down in India’s capital at 08:05 local time the following morning.

What they said

Campell Wilson, CEO of Air India, said: “This new route strengthens the ties between India and Switzerland, which are not only major trading partners, but also boast a vibrant exchange of people. With over 250 Swiss companies operating in India, hundreds of Indian companies in Switzerland, and a growing Indian diaspora of nearly 18,000, these flights will cater to a strong demand for business and leisure travel in both directions. Switzerland, a consistently top-ranking European destination for Indian tourists, will now be even more accessible, with these flights further solidifying the economic and cultural bridges between the two nations.”

Stefan Tschudin, Chief Operation Officer at Zurich Airport, added: “It is exciting to welcome back Air India. India is an important economic centre and growth market. With India being one of Switzerland’s top three trade partners in Asia and a key market for Swiss tourism, the new route will enhance accessibility between the two countries.”

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Air India returns to Zurich after 27 years

Air India last operated flights between Delhi and Zurich in April 1997. The carrier completely withdrew from the Swiss market the following year when it discontinued its flights between Delhi and Geneva.

Air India currently operates a total of 89-weekly flights to Europe, the majority of which are to the United Kingdom. Within mainland Europe it flies to Delhi from Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan MXP, and Paris CDG, in addition to Zurich. These make up a total of 40-weekly rotations.

On the other hand, Air India maintains 49-weekly flights from the United Kingdom with services from London LGW to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, and Kochi, as well as from London LHR to Mumbai and from Birmingham to Amritsar and Delhi.

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