Air India has started operations of its direct flight between India and Italy.
The airline will operate flights from Delhi to Rome (Fiumicino, Leonardo da Vinci Airport) and Milan (Malpensa Airport).
The flight will be operated on a triangular route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Delhi-Rome-Milan-Delhi - will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
AI-123 will depart from Delhi at 14:20 and arrive in Rome at 19:05.
The flight will leave Rome at 20:40 (as AI 122) and reach Milan at 22:00 hrs.
The return flight AI 122 will depart from Milan at 2330 and arrive in Delhi at 10:15 the following day.
Delhi-Milan-Rome-Delhi - will operate thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
AI 123 from Delhi to Milan will depart at 14:20 and arrive in Milan at 19:30.
It will then proceed to Rome (as AI 122) at 21:00 and arrive at 22:10.
The return flight AI 122 from Rome will depart at 23:35 and arrive in Delhi on the following day at 10:15.
By offering direct services to Italy, Air India will be fulfilling a long-standing demand of not only Indians residing in Italy but also the travel and tourism industry.
So far, passengers have been changing to other airlines or transiting at international hubs in West-Asia.
This move will make Air India the only Indian carrier with direct flights to and from Italy.
Air India’s B-787 Dreamliner has a two-class configuration, with 18 business class seats and 238 economy class.