Cakes were baked at both ends of the route to celebrate the launch of Air India’s latest international route between Delhi and Colombo. The new daily Delhi service complements the carrier’s existing daily Colombo service from Chennai. Colombo becomes Air India’s 25th international destination from its Delhi hub.
- Air India now operates non-stop flights between Delhi (DEL) and Colombo (CMB) in Sri Lanka. On 15 June the Indian flag-carrier began daily flights on the 2,393-kilometre route using its 182-seat A321s. The route is already served by SriLankan Airlines with daily flights. This becomes Air India’s second route to Sri Lanka as it already serves Colombo from Chennai with daily flights. Air India now serves a total of 25 international destinations from its Delhi hub, ranging from the 813-kilometre route to Kathmandu in neighbouring Nepal, to the 10,000-kilometre-plus routes to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, and New York and Chicago in the US. See how Colombo Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.