Air India’s Delhi to Copenhagen
A cake was baked in Delhi to celebrate the start of Air India’s route to Copenhagen on 16 September. Seen cutting the cake in Delhi before the departure of the inaugural flight are Air India’s Commercial Director Pankaj Srivastava along with Chairman and MD Rajiv Bansal. Copenhagen becomes Air India’s second destination in Scandinavia after Stockholm Arlanda.
Air India arrived in Copenhagen later the same day, beginning the three times weekly service from the Indian capital. Among the celebrations were a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony. Seen partaking in the cutting of the cake are: Morten Mortensen, Director of Airlines Sales and Route Development, Copenhagen Airport; Thomas Woldbye, CEO Copenhagen Airport; Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and MD, Air India; and Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director, Air India.
- Air India has made Copenhagen (CPH) its second destination in Scandinavia after Stockholm Arlanda and its first in Denmark, with the Star Alliance member starting a three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service from Delhi (DEL) on 16 September. “If there is one airline that is happy to expand its network to the world’s highest-ranking country on the happiness index, then it’s Air India,” said Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director of Air India at a ceremony at the Danish airport. “This new route to India is a historic breakthrough. The number of returning Indians has doubled worldwide over a few years. Now we’ve got a hole in a huge market, not just the capital, but all Denmark and South Sweden can enjoy, ” commented Mikkel Aarø-Hansen, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen. The 5,837-kilometre route will be flown by Air India on its fleet of 787-8s. With this launch, Air India now serves 10 destinations in Europe from Delhi, with Copenhagen joining Birmingham, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, Milan Malpensa, Paris CDG, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm Arlanda and Vienna. See how Copenhagen Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.