New direct line to Delhi from Arlanda

By on May 20, 2017

The number of long-distance connections from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to increase when Air India starts a direct line between Stockholm and Delhi. There is a high demand for direct traffic to India, both in business and private travelers, which now has even more choices to travel in Asia from Air India’s airport hub Delhi. The number of passengers between India and Sweden has grown by as much as 50 percent in the last three years.

With a growing business exchange between Sweden and India, the need is high for further accessibility between the two capitals. Today, passengers are evenly distributed between the number of private and business travelers and also between the number of Indian and Swedish travelers in both directions. Through the new line, Swedish travelers, in addition to a new direct line, also get improved accessibility to other Asia through Air India’s airport hub Delhi.

Arlanda is the fastest growing airport in Scandinavia. The fact that Air India now chooses to establish itself in Stockholm is very pleasing and also a clear proof of the strong development here. Sweden has the largest market in Scandinavia and there is a growing demand for direct flights to India, especially from business. The new line also makes it smoother for the growing number of Indian visitors to travel to Stockholm, said Jonas Abrahamsson, CEO and Group CEO of Swedavia.

“As part of our expansion plans, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Delhi-Stockholm direct line,” said Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director of Air India.

Since 2013, the growth of intercontinental direct connections to and from Arlanda has been very strong, and 19 direct lines have now been established.

We are many who have worked hard to make a direct line between Stockholm and New Delhi a reality. A direct line to India, the country with the world’s second largest population and with a fast-paced economy, is a major factor in our growth and job development. Therefore, Air India’s decision is very welcome, says Mikael Damberg, Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation.

Connect Sweden with partners like Visit Sweden and not least Visit Stockholm has played an important role in establishing the new direct line to Delhi.

“Stockholm has long been working to get a direct line to Delhi. We see great profits for the tourism industry and the whole of Stockholm’s business community. I am very pleased with today’s message,” says Karin Wanngård, finansborgarråd in Stockholm.

Air India will fly the new direct line between Stockholm and Delhi three times a week with a Dreamliner B787-800.

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