Madrid becomes the first of seven new destinations of Air India

The launch of Air India’s new route to Madrid has marked the start of a period of significant expansion for the national carrier. The new service from Delhi to the Spanish capital, which began on December 1, 2016, marked the airline’s arrival in Spain, with Air India’s Chairman & Managing Director, Ashwani Lohani, revealing that following this launch, the national carrier plans to add a further six destinations to its route map next year.

“Madrid connection starts on December 1 to be followed by another at least six new connections in 2017. Great expansion plans for Air India,” Lohani said. While the details of the new routes are yet to be revealed, it has been reported that Air India is planning to launch its first flights to the African continent, as well as Tel Aviv and Washington DC.