Air India has announced non-stop flight services between Delhi and Stockholm, starting from August 15, 2017. The services will be operated thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with each flight taking approximately around eight hours. The flight will depart from Delhi at 1400 hrs (IST) and arrive in Stockholm at 1820 hrs (CET). The return flight will leave Stockholm at 2100 hrs (CET) and reach Delhi the next morning.
While making the announcement, Air India, Chairman & Managing Director, Ashwani Lohani said, “As part of Air India’s international route network expansion plans, we are happy to announce the Delhi-Stockholm direct flight from August 15, 2017. The flight will be operated thrice a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.”
Kristina Ösund, Interim CEO, Visit Sweden, said, “India is a market with great potential for Swedish Tourism. During the last five years more and more Indians chose Sweden as their holiday destination. We look forward to a further growth of the tourism from India to Sweden.”
Incoming traffic from India to Sweden has grown over the years. In 2016, Sweden had 175,088 bednights (commercial overnight stays) from India as per the statistics from Tillväxtverket, which was 128% up from the bednights registered in 2011.