Flying to India (Pre-COVID period)

India had a fairly extensive direct air connections to all the continents (ca 55 countries) except South and Central America where no direct flights were available from India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 80 international airlines flew to India. Air India (incl. Air India Express, a low-cost regional carrier), India's national airline, flew to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America. SpiceJet served South Asian destinations while IndiGo, another Indian low-cost carrier, served regional destinations including Dubai, Muscat, Kathmandu, Colombo, Singapore and Bangkok. GoAir commenced international air services in Oct '18 initially serving Phuket and Malé. Vistara began international air services in Aug '19. Jet Airways ceased operations in Apr '19.

The main international gateway airports in India are located at Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. Other airports having international flights include Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Mangaluru, Madurai and Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam and Kozhikode in the southern region - Goa, Pune, Surat and Ahmedabad in western India - Varanasi, Amritsar, Lucknow and Jaipur in northern India - Nagpur in central India and Bhubaneswar, Gaya and Guwahati in eastern India. Kerala's fourth international airport at Kannur began commercial operations in Dec '18.

COVID-19 Related Passenger Air Travel Restriction Updates:

- All international commercial and scheduled airline passenger services are suspended till further notice.
- Bilateral air transport bubbles (limited mainly to passenger repatriation between India and the respective destination countries) agreements are in place with Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Ukraine, UK and USA.
- Domestic commercial and scheduled airline passenger services commenced on May 25 (capacity in use approx. ½ of pre-COVID capacity)
- Flight resumption dates and frequencies listed below (in italics) are tentative schedules announced by airlines and are subject to air travel restrictions and changes
- Airlines with pre-COVID services to India, are grayed-out until flight resumption info has been announced.

Recently Launched New (or Resumed) Air Routes to India

  • Most recently launched/added flights in bold

  • Air India: Amritsar to London (Stansted) - wef Oct 31, 3xweekly
  • Air India: Bengaluru to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (4xweekly)
  • Air India: Bengaluru to London-Heathrow (3xweekly)
  • Air India: Delhi to Doha (wef Oct 29, 4xweekly)
  • Air India: Delhi to Hong Kong (wef Sep 18, daily) - replaces earlier Mumbai-Delhi-Hong Kong-Seoul and Mumbai-Delhi-Hong Kong-Osaka services
  • Air India: Delhi to Najaf (wef Fab 14, 2xweekly)
  • Air India: Delhi to Seoul (wef Sep 19, 4xweekly) - replaces present Mumbai-Delhi-Hong Kong-Seoul service
  • Air India: Delhi to Toronto (wef Sep 27, 3xweekly)
  • Air India: Indore to Dubai (3xweekly, wef Jul 15)
  • Air India: Kolkata to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (3xweekly)
  • Air India: Kolkata to Dubai (4xweekly, wef Jul 15)
  • Air India: Kozhikode to Jeddah, (2xweekly, wef Feb 16)
  • Air India: Mumbai to Colombo (wef Oct 27, 5xweekly)
  • Air India: Mumbai to Doha, (3xweekly, wef Feb 21)
  • Air India: Mumbai to Frankfurt (4xweekly)
  • Air India: Mumbai to Kuwait (wef Oct 27, daily)
  • Air India: Mumbai to Nairobi (4xweekly, wef Nov 27 - decreased to 3xweekly wef Jan 8 '20)
  • Air India: Mumbai to New York City/JFK (3xweekly)
  • Air India: Mumbai to London/Stansted, (3xweekly, wef Feb 20 - Discontinued wef Mar 27)
  • Air India Express: Bengaluru to Singapore (4xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Abu Dhabi (5xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Doha (5xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Kuwait via Bahrain (wef Apr 1, 2xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Muscat (wef Apr 1, 3xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Riyadh (3xweekly decreased to 2xweekly wef Mar 31 '19)
  • Air India Express: Kannur to Sharjah (7xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Surat to Sharjah (wef Feb 16, 2xweekly)
  • Air Italy: Milan to Delhi (3xweekly) - terminated in Mar '19
  • Air Italy: Milan to Mumbai (3xweekly) - terminated in Feb '19
  • Air Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to Mumbai (wef Jul 17, 3xweekly)
  • Alliance Air (Air India): Chennai to Jaffna (3xweekly, wef Nov 11)
  • All Nippon Airways: Tokyo (Narita) to Chennai (wef Oct 27, 3xweekly)
  • Arkia Airlines: Tel Aviv to Goa (all year round excl. summer, 1xweekly wef Oct 16)
  • Arkia Airlines: Tel Aviv to Kochi (wef Sep 27, 2xweekly)
  • Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL): Baku to Delhi (2xweekly wef Jun 25)
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines: Dhaka to Delhi (wef May 13, 3xweekly)
  • Bhutan Airlines: Paro to Mumbai outbound via Kolkata (technical stop) - temporary service wef Oct 27 to Nov 27, 2xweekly
  • Buddha Air: Kathmandu to Kolkata (wef May 27, 3xweekly / service terminated in Dec '19)
  • Delta Airlines: New York City (JFK) to Mumbai (wef Dec 22, daily)
  • Drukair: Paro to Ahmedabad with a technical stop at Bagdogra (wef Apr 30, limited (11x) flights till Jun 10)
  • Drukair: Paro to Pakyong (wef Jan 1, 2xweekly)
  • Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa to Bengaluru (wef Oct 27, 4xweekly)
  • flydubai: Dubai to Kozhikode (wef Feb 1, 3xweekly)
  • flynas: Damman to Lucknow (wef Oct 15, 3xweekly)
  • flynas: Riyadh to Delhi (wef Jul 1, 5xweekly)
  • flynas: Riyadh to Kozhikode (wef Oct 15, 3xweekly)
  • flynas: Riyadh to Lucknow (wef Oct 15, 3xweekly)
  • GoAir: Bengaluru to Malé (2xweekly) / service relaunched on Dec 1 '19
  • GoAir: Bengaluru to Phuket (daily)
  • GoAir: Bengaluru to Singapore (wef Oct 18, 4xweekly)
  • GoAir: Delhi to Abu Dhabi (wef Jul 19, daily)
  • GoAir: Delhi to Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (wef Jul 25, daily)
  • GoAir: Delhi to Malé (3xweekly) / service relaunched on Dec 1 '19
  • GoAir: Delhi to Phuket (daily)
  • GoAir: Kannur to Abu Dhabi (wef Mar 1, daily)
  • GoAir: Kannur to Damman (wef Dec 19, 4xweekly)
  • GoAir: Kannur to Dubai (wef Jul 25, daily)
  • GoAir: Kannur to Kuwait (wef Sep 19, daily)
  • GoAir: Kannur to Muscat (wef Feb 28, daily)
  • GoAir: Kolkata to Singapore (wef Oct 19, 3xweekly)
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Abu Dhabi (wef Jul 19, daily)
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (wef Aug 1, daily)
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Malé (3xweekly) - relaunched on Dec 1
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Muscat (wef Jul 20, daily)
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Phuket (daily)
  • IndiGo: Ahmedabad to Dubai (daily)
  • IndiGo: Ahmedabad to Kuwait (3xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Ahmedabad to Muscat (4xweekly) / service terminated in Feb '19
  • IndiGo: Amritsar to Dubai (daily)
  • IndiGo: Amritsar to Sharjah (wef Oct 1, daily)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Bangkok (6xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Hong Kong (daily)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur (daily)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Malé (2xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Phuket (6xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Chennai to Bangkok (daily)
  • IndiGo: Chennai to Kuala Lumpur (wef Jul 15, 2xdaily)
  • IndiGo: Chennai to Kuwait (daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Abu Dhabi (wef Jun 5, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Chengdu (wef Sep 15, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Damman (wef Mar 10, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Dhaka (wef Aug 22, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Istanbul outbound via Doha (technical stop) and inbound via Dubai or Ahmedabad (wef Mar 20, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Jeddah (wef Jul 25, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Kuala Lumpur (daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Kuwait (wef Oct 12, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Riyadh (wef Oct 12, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Singapore (wef Sep 12, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Phuket (6xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Hyderabad to Bangkok (daily)
  • IndiGo: Hyderabad to Damman (wef Feb 16, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kannur to Doha (Mar 15, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kannur to Kuwait (Mar 15, 6xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Kochi to Abu Dhabi ( daily)
  • IndiGo: Kochi to Jeddah (wef Sep 16, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kochi to Kuwait (daily)
  • IndiGo: Kochi to Malé (daily) - to be discontd. wef Nov 20 '19
  • IndiGo: Kochi to Muscat (wef Feb 15, daily), relaunch
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Dubai (wef Feb 16, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Guangzhou (wef Oct 20, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Hanoi (wef Oct 3, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Ho Chi Minh City (wef Oct 18, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Hong Kong (wef Sep 4, daily - terminated wef Oct 27 '19)
  • IndiGo: Kolkata to Yangon (wef Sep 20, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kozhikode to Abu Dhabi (daily)
  • IndiGo: Kozhikode to Damman (wef Mar 10, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Abu Dhabi (wef Jun 5, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (wef Aug 22, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Damman (wef Mar 7, daily and an additional daily service wef Mar 29)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Jeddah (wef Jun 5, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Kuwait (wef Aug 5, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Malé (5xweekly)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Riyadh (wef Oct 12, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Singapore (wef Aug 22, daily)
  • IndiGo: Thiruvananthapuram to Damman (wef Mar 7, daily and an additional daily service wef Mar 29)
  • IndiGo: Varanasi to Bangkok (daily)
  • IndiGo: Vijayawada to Singapore (2xweekly) - terminated in Jun '19
  • Jazeera Airways: Kuwait to Delhi (4xweekly)
  • Jet Airways: Mumbai to Manchester (5xweekly) - terminated in Mar '19
  • Jet Airways: Pune to Singapore (daily) - terminated in Mar '19
  • KLM: Amsterdam to Bengaluru (wef Oct 30, 3xweekly)
  • LOT Polish Airlines: Warsaw to Delhi (wef Sep 12, 5xweekly)
  • Malaysia Airlines: Kuala Lumpur to Kochi (wef Mar 31, daily)
  • Maldivian: Malé via Hanimaadhoo to Kochi (wef Oct 27, 3xweekly)
  • Malindo Air: Kuala Lumpur to Kolkata (5xweekly)
  • Malindo Air: Kuala Lumpur to Varanasi (wef Jul 18, 3xweekly)
  • Nok Air: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Guwahati (wef Sep 21, 2xweekly) - suspended wef Jan 20 '20 till at least Apr 12 '20
  • NokScoot: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Delhi (4xweekly)
  • RwandAir: Mumbai to Guangzhou (extension of present Kigali-Mumbai service, wef Jun 18, 4xweekly)
  • Saudia: Jeddah to Kozhikode (4xweekly - Dec, 5xweekly wef Jan 13)
  • Saudia: Riyadh to Kozhikode (3xweekly - Dec, 2xweekly wef Jan 13)
  • Somon Air: Dushanbe to Delhi (wef Dec 1, 1xweekly)
  • SpiceJet: Ahmedabad to Jeddah (wef Feb 20, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Amritsar to Bangkok (daily)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to Dhaka (wef Jul 31, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to Hong Kong (daily)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to Jeddah (wef Jul 31, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Guwahati to Dhaka (wef Jul 1, daily) - suspended in Sep '19
  • SpiceJet: Hyderabad to Bangkok (daily)
  • SpiceJet: Hyderabad to Colombo (wef Apr 15, 5xweekly)
  • SpiceJet: Hyderabad to Jeddah (wef Mar 25, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Kozhikode to Jeddah (wef Apr 20, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), wef May 17, daily
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to Dhaka (wef Jul 25, daily
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to Hong Kong (suspended at least till Mar 28, daily))
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to Jeddah (wef Jul 5, daily)
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to Riyadh (wef Aug 15, daily)
  • Thai AirAsia: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Ahmedabad (wef May 31, 4xweekly)
  • Thai AirAsia: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Bhubaneswar (3xweekly) - This route was withdrawn in Sep '19
  • Thai AirAsia: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Gaya (4xweekly and seasonal upto Mar 29)
  • Thai AirAsia: Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Visakhapatnam (4xweekly) - This route was withdrawn in Sep '19
  • Thai Smile: Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Ahmedabad (wef Oct 28, 4xweekly)
  • Thai Smile: Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Kolkata (wef Mar 31, 5xweekly)
  • United: San Francisco to Delhi (daily wef Dec 5 and 3xweekly wef Mar 27 '20)
  • US-Bangla Airlines: Dhaka via Chattogram to Chennai (wef Mar 31, 3xweekly)
  • Uzbekistan Airways: Tashkent to Mumbai (3xweekly)
  • Vietjet: Hanoi to Delhi (wef Dec 7, 3xweekly - to be increased to daily wef Mar 29)
  • Vietjet: Ho Chi Minh City to Delhi (wef Dec 6, 4xweekly - to be increased to daily wef Mar 29)
  • Virgin Atlantic: London (Heathrow) to Mumbai (wef Oct 27, daily)
  • Vistara: Delhi to Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (wef Aug 27, daily)
  • Vistara: Delhi to Kathmandu (wef Feb 11, daily)
  • Vistara: Delhi to Singapore (wef Aug 6, daily)
  • Vistara: Mumbai to Colombo (wef Nov 25th, 6xweekly)
  • Vistara: Mumbai to Dubai (wef Aug 21, daily)
  • Vistara: Mumbai to Singapore (wef Aug 7, daily)
  • WOW air: Reykjavík (Keflavík) to Delhi (3xweekly) / Service terminated in Jan '19

Announced New (or to be Resumed) Passenger Air Routes to India

  • Latest flight additions in bold
  • Aeroflot: Moscow (Sheremetyevo) to Mumbai (wef Mar 29 '21, 5xweekly)
  • Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi to Jaipur (TBA, daily)
  • AirAsia X: Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad (TBA, 4xweekly)
  • Air Astana: Almaty to Mumbai (TBA, 4xweekly)
  • Air France: Paris/CDG to Chennai (TBA)
  • Air India: Delhi to Vancouver (wef Oct 25, 3xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Tiruchirappalli to Abu Dhabi (TBA, 4xweekly)
  • Air India Express: Tiruchirappalli to Doha (TBA, 3xweekly)
  • American Airlines: Seattle to Bengaluru (wef winter 2021, daily)
  • Drukair: Paro to Dubai via Delhi (wef TBA, 2xweekly)
  • Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa to Chennai (TBA, 3xweekly)
  • GoAir: Bengaluru to Colombo (TBA, 5xweekly)
  • GoAir: Delhi to Colombo (TBA, 5xweekly)
  • GoAir: Mumbai to Doha (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Doha (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Bengaluru to Jeddah (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Delhi to Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Hyderabad to Singapore (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kozhikode to Jeddah (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Kozhikode to Riyadh (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Chengdu (TBA, daily)
  • IndiGo: Mumbai to Kathmandu (TBA, daily)
  • Japan Airlines: Tokyo (Narita) to Bengaluru (TBA, daily)
  • Lufthansa: Munich to Bengaluru (wef TBA, 5xweekly), postponed till at least Apr '21
  • SpiceJet: Chennai to Dhaka (wef Nov 5, TBA)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to Ahmedabad (wef Oct 21, 2xweekly)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to London (Heathrow) - wef Dec 4, 1xweekly (service under air transport bubble agreement)
  • SpiceJet: Delhi to Muscat (wef Oct 22, 2xweekly)
  • SpiceJet: Kolkata to Chattogram (wef Nov, 4xweekly)
  • SpiceJet: Kolkata to Dhaka (wef Nov 5, TBA)
  • SpiceJet: Mumbai to London (Heathrow) - wef Dec 6, 1xweekly (service under air transport bubble agreement)
  • United Airlines: Chicago to Delhi (wef Dec 10, daily)
  • United Airlines: San Francisco to Bengaluru (wef spring '21, daily)
  • Virgin Atlantic: Manchester to Delhi (wef Jan 5, 2xweekly)
  • Virgin Atlantic: Manchester to Mumbai (wef Dec 19, 3xweekly)
  • Vietjet: Da Nang to Delhi (wef TBA, 5xweekly)
  • Vietjet: Hanoi to Mumbai (wef TBA, 3xweekly)
  • Vietjet: Ho Chi Minh City to Mumbai (wef TBA, 4xweekly)
  • Vistara: Delhi to Dhaka (wef Nov 5, 2xweekly)

Potential (or pre-announced) Future Passenger Air Routes to India

  • Alliance Air (Air India): Chennai to Batticaloa
  • Alliance Air (Air India): Tiruchirappalli to Jaffna
  • Air Peace: Lagos to Mumbai
  • Biman Bangladesh: Dhaka to Chennai
  • IndiGo: Moscow
  • LOT Polish Airlines: Warsaw to Bengaluru
  • Regent Airways: Dhaka to Chennai

International Air Traffic To/From India (Passengers Carried / 2017 - Q1/2020)

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LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 at Warsaw Chopin Airport
Poland's national airline LOT Polish Airlines served India with a 5xweekly nonstop service from the airline's hub at Warsaw Chopin airport to Delhi using Boeing 787-8 aircraft. This route was launched in Sep '19 after a time lapse of a quarter century since the airline discontinued its previous Warsaw to Delhi service (served from 1985 to 1992). LOT also flew to Bombay between 1977 and 1982 using Ilyushin-62 jet aircraft and the media have reported of a possible new Warsaw to Bengaluru route in the future. The widebody fleet of the airline includes 15 Boeing 787 -8/9 series aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Ethiopian Airlines served Delhi 12xweekly using Boeing 767-300 aircraft and also offered a double daily Airbus A350 service to Mumbai from its Addis Ababa hub. The airline launched a 4xweekly air service linking Addis Ababa with Bengaluru in Oct '19 and had announced a new 3xweekly air service from Addis Ababa to Chennai which was initially planned to commence on Apr 1 '20.

Vistara Airbus A320 at Mumbai CSI Airport
Vistara, a Tata Sons-SIA joint venture, currently serves 24 domestic destinations with a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and 5 Boeing 737 aircraft and received clearance in Mar 2019 for the commencement of international air services. The maiden international air routes launched in 2019 connect both Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore. Mumbai is connected to both Colombo and Dubai. Delhi is connected to Bangkok, Dhaka (wef Nov 5) and Kathmandu. In 2018 the airline had placed orders for six Boeing 787-9 and a LOI for 13 Airbus A320neo jets. Furthermore Vistara has plans to dry-lease 15 Airbus A320/A321neo jets in the coming years. Vistara took delivery of its first two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on in Feb and Aug '20. Delivery of some the remaining aircraft could be deferred. The airline operates a 4xweekly (to be increased to a daily service wef Dec 1) service from Delhi to London (Heathrow) under the air bubble agreement signed with the UK.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300
A Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 "Snowbird" parked at Helsinki Airport. The airline operated upto 15 daily flights from its Doha Hamad International Airport hub to 13 destinations in India. Qatar Airways operated an extensive global network with direct air connections to some 160 destinations from Doha.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900
Singapore Airlines operated 45 Airbus A350-900 aircraft with a three-class configuration prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline operated a daily Airbus A350 service from Singapore to Mumbai in addition to a total of 10 weekly services using Boeing 777. SIA also operated Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft on all its 10 weekly flights from Singapore to Bengaluru, 5xweekly to Kolkata and 6xweekly to Ahmedabad. Other Indian cities served by Singapore Airlines included Chennai and Delhi. SIA operated a daily Boeing 787-10 service on the Singapore-Delhi route in addition to a daily Airbus A380 service. SIA air services to India are bound to resume at a later stage.

Lufthansa Airbus A380
One of Lufthansa's Airbus A380 aircraft is named "Delhi". Lufthansa operated a daily Airbus A380 service from Frankfurt to Delhi and had announced a switch to Boeing 747-8I aircraft wef winter '20 which according to latest changes will be replaced by Airbus A340 aircraft. The two other airlines flying Airbus A380 aircraft to India were Emirates (Dubai to Mumbai) and Singapore Airlines (Singapore to Delhi). Lufthansa had announced a new 5xweekly service from Munich to Bengaluru prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but has now been postponed till at least summer '21.

Finnair Airbus A330
Finnair operated Airbus A330 equipment on the Helsinki to Delhi route with 4-7 flights a week. Finnair terminated its 2xweekly service to Goa at the end of the 2018/19 winter season after serving the holiday destination for 25 years.

Pre-COVID airline services grayed-out / Tentative airline route resumption dates in italics

International Air Routes to India - Indian Airline Operators

Air India

Air India flies to New York (JFK), Chicago, Washington, D.C, Newark, Toronto, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Birmingham (UK), London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Paris (CDG), Madrid, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Frankfurt, Colombo, Jaffna, Dhaka, Kabul, Kathmandu, Yangon, Male, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo (Narita), San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Nairobi, Najaf and Tel Aviv. Gulf destinations include Abu Dhabi, Damman, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Riyadh and Sharjah. Air India also operates nonstop services from both Ahmedabad and Bengaluru to London (Heathrow), a nonstop service from Amritsar to Birmingham and a direct service (via Delhi) from Hyderabad to Chicago. All other long-haul flights originate from either Air India's main hub Delhi or Mumbai.

Air India is operating hitherto unserved routes under air transport bubble agreements. These include Bengaluru to Frankfurt, Bengaluru to London (Heathrow), Goa to London (Heathrow), Kochi to London (Heathrow) and Kolkata to London (Heathrow).

Air India Express Air India Express, Air India's low-cost carrier subsidiary flies to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Damman, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Salalah, Sharjah and Singapore from 20 Indian destinations.
GoAir GoAir flies from Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai to Phuket. The airline also flies from Delhi, Kannur and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, Delhi to Bangkok and from Kannur and Mumbai to Muscat and from Kannur to Damman, Dubai and Kuwait.
IndiGo IndiGo flies to a slew of mainly regional destinations including Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Chengdu, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Malé, Muscat, Phuket, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Yangon.
SpiceJet SpiceJet flies to regional destinations including Bangkok, Chattogram (wef Nov 5), Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kabul, Kathmandu, Malé, Muscat and Riyadh. SpiceJet has announced the launch of weekly nonstop air services from both Delhi and Mumbai to London/Heathrow wef Dec 4/Dec 6 respectively under the air transport bubble agreement between India and the United Kingdom. The London services will be operated by Airbus A330-900neo aircraft wet leased from Hi Fly.
Vistara Vistara flies from both Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore and additionally from Mumbai to both Dubai (daily) and Colombo. Vistara flies also from Delhi to Bangkok, Dhaka (2xweekly wef Nov 5) and Kathmandu. The airline operates (regulated by the air bubble agreement) a nonstop service from Delhi to London (Heathrow) on a 4xweekly (daily wef Dec 1).

International Air Routes to India - Overseas Airline Operators

From North America

Air Canada Air Canada operates a daily (resumption 5xweekly wef Nov) nonstop air service between Toronto and Delhi using Boeing 777-300ER (Boeing 787) aircraft. The airline also operates a daily (reduced to 4-6xweekly during off-peak season, resumption 3xweekly wef Nov) air service from Vancouver to Delhi using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Air Canada also operates a 4xweekly seasonal service from Toronto to Mumbai using a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with 40 business, 24 Premium Economy and 236 Economy seats.
American Airlines American Airlines announced a new daily nonstop service connecting Seattle with Bengaluru wef winter-2021 using Boeing 787-9 aircraft. American had previously served India by operating a daily nonstop service between Chicago and Delhi from 2005 till 2012.
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines reintroduced a New York City (JFK) to Mumbai daily nonstop air service in Dec '19 using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Delta had previously operated a JFK to Mumbai service from 2006 till 2009.
United Airlines United flies from Newark to both Delhi (daily) and Mumbai (daily). United also operates a daily/3xweekly (peak/lean season) air service (3xweekly/daily wef Dec 1) from San Francisco to Delhi using Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

From Europe

Aeroflot - Russian Int'l Airline Aeroflot flies 2xdaily from Moscow (Sheremetyevo) to Delhi (resumption 11xweekly wef Oct 25). Aeroflot also plans to resume nonstop flights to Mumbai with the launch of a daily Moscow (Sheremetyevo) to Mumbai service (launch deferred to Mar 29 '21). The airline plans to deploy Airbus A330 aircraft on this route. Aeroflot had previously served Mumbai upto 2009.
Air France Air France flies from Paris CDG to Delhi (daily, daily), Mumbai (daily, 4xweekly) and Bengaluru (6xweekly, 4xweekly). Air France had announced the launch of a new route connecting Paris (CDG) with Chennai wef TBA. The route will be served 3xweekly using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
Alitalia Alitalia flies daily from Rome to Delhi.
British Airways British Airways flies from London Heathrow to Bengaluru (daily, 5xweekly), Chennai (daily, 5xweekly), Delhi (2xdaily, daily), Mumbai (18xweekly, 2xdaily) and Hyderabad (daily, 5xweekly). British Airways operates Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft on the London to Bengaluru route.
Finnair Finnair operates a daily nonstop air service from Helsinki to Delhi.
KLM KLM flies daily (6xweekly) from Amsterdam to Delhi, daily (4xweekly and 5xweekly wef Jan 3 '21) to Mumbai and 3xweekly (3xweekly) to Bengaluru.
LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines flies 5xweekly (resumption 4xweekly wef Dec 1) from Warsaw to Delhi.
Lufthansa Lufthansa flies daily from Frankfurt to Bengaluru (3xweekly), Chennai, Delhi (4xweekly) and Mumbai (3xweekly). Lufthansa also offers daily flights from Munich to both Delhi and Mumbai. Lufthansa uses Airbus A350 equipment on the Munich-Delhi and Mumbai sectors, the former route being the airline's inaugural route for this aircraft type.
Swiss International Air Lines Swiss International flies daily from Zurich to both Mumbai (resumption 3xweekly TBA) and Delhi.
Virgin Atlantic Airways Virgin Atlantic flies from London (Heathrow) to both Delhi (2xdaily, daily) and Mumbai (daily, daily). The airline has announced two new routes connecting Manchester to both Delhi (2xweekly wef Jan 5 '21) and Mumbai (3xweekly wef Dec 19).

From CIS Countries

Air Astana Air Astana flies 4xweekly (resumption 3xweekly wef TBA) from Almaty to Delhi and 2xweekly from Nur-Sultán to Delhi.
Avia Traffic Company Avia Traffic Company operates a 3xweekly air service from Bishkek to Delhi.
Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines operates a twice-weekly scheduled charter air service from Baku to Delhi.
Somon Air Somon Air flies 2xweekly from Dushanbe to Delhi.
Tajik Air Tajik Air flies 2xweekly from Dushanbe to Delhi.
Turkmenistan Airlines Turkmenistan Airlines operates a 4xweekly air service from Ashgabat to Delhi.
Ukraine International Airlines Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flies 5xweekly (incl. 3xweekly with a technical stop at Tbilisi inbound from Delhi) from Kiev to Delhi.
Uzbekistan Airways Uzbekistan Airways serves Delhi 5xweekly (resumption TBA) and Amritsar 3xweekly from Tashkent. Four of these flights are combined services to both Amritsar and Delhi. The airline also flies 2xweekly from Tashkent to Mumbai.

From Central and West Asia

Air Arabia Air Arabia flies 2xdaily from Sharjah to Delhi (daily)), Kochi (4xweekly)) and Mumbai, daily to Ahmedabad (2xweekly)), Bengaluru, Hyderabad (3xweekly)), Kozhikode, Jaipur (4xweekly)) and Chennai, 2xdaily to Thiruvananthapuram, 4xweekly to Nagpur and 5xweekly to both Coimbatore (1xweekly)) and Goa.
Ariana Afghan Airlines Ariana Afghan Airlines operates 3xweekly (3xweekly) flights from Kabul (1xweekly via Kandahar) to Delhi.
Arkia Airlines Tel Aviv based Arkia Airlines operates a 2xweekly air service from Tel Aviv to Kochi using Airbus A321LR aircraft. The airline also operates a weekly nonstop air service from Tel Aviv to Goa.
El Al El Al flies 4xweekly from Tel Aviv to Mumbai.
Emirates Emirates flies 11xweekly (7xweekly wef Oct 25) from Dubai to to Ahmedabad, 24xweekly (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Bengaluru, 3xdaily (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Chennai, 4xdaily (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Delhi, 3xdaily (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Hyderabad, 2xdaily (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Kochi, 11xweekly (daily wef Oct 25) to Kolkata, 38xweekly (incl. 1 daily A380) (2xdaily wef Oct 25) to Mumbai and daily (daily wef Oct 25) to Thiruvananthapuram.
Etihad Airways Etihad flies from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad (2xdaily, 2xweekly), Bengaluru (3xdaily, 3xweekly/5xweekly wef Oct 25), Chennai (3xdaily, 1xweekly/5xweekly wef Oct 27), Delhi (4xdaily, 3xweekly/6xweekly wef Oct 25), Hyderabad (3xdaily, 1xweekly), Kochi (3xdaily, 2xweekly), Kozhikode (2xdaily), Kolkata (daily), Mumbai (4xdaily, 3xweekly/daily wef TBA) and Thiruvananthapuram (2xdaily,1xweekly).
Flydubai flydubai, a low-cost carrier based in Dubai, offers flights from Dubai to Ahmedabad (2xweekly), Delhi (5xweekly), Chennai (3xweekly), Hyderabad (5xweekly, 3xweekly), Kozhikode (3xweekly), Lucknow (3xweekly), Kochi (4xweekly) and Mumbai (5xweekly).
flynas flynas, a Saudi Arabian LCC, flies 4xweekly from Riyadh to Hyderabad, 5xweekly from Riyadh to Delhi, 3xweekly from both Damman and Riyadh to Lucknow and 3xweekly from Riyadh to Kozhikode.
Gulf Air Gulf Air flies from Bahrain to Chennai (10xweekly), Delhi (3xdaily, 1xweekly) Hyderabad (9xweekly), Kochi (daily, 1xweekly), Kozhikode (daily), Mumbai (2xdaily) and Thiruvananthapuram (daily, 1xweekly).
Iran Air Iran Air flies 2xweekly from Tehran to Mumbai.
Iraqi Airways Iraqi Airways flies daily from Baghdad (2xweekly via Basra) to Delhi and 1/2xweekly (2xweekly) from Najaf and Baghdad to Mumbai. Ahmedabad is connected to Najaf 2xweekly.
Jazeera Airways Jazeera Airways, a low cost carrier based in Kuwait operates a daily services from Kuwait to both Mumbai (resumption 4xweekly wef TBA) and Hyderabad (resumption 3xweekly wef TBA), 3xweekly (resumption 2xweekly wef TBA) to Ahmedabad, 4xweekly (resumption 2xweekly wef TBA) to Delhi and 4xweekly (resumption 4xweekly wef TBA) to Kochi.
Kam Air Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, operates a daily service from Kabul to Delhi.
Kuwait Airways Kuwait Airways flies from Kuwait to Ahmedabad (3xweekly, 1xweekly), Bengaluru (8xweekly, 1xweekly), Chennai (5xweekly, 2xweekly), Delhi (daily, 2xweekly), Kochi (3xweekly, 2xweekly), Mumbai (2xdaily, 2xweekly) and Thiruvananthapuram (6xweekly, 1xweekly).
Mahan Air Mahan Air flies 3xweekly from Tehran to Delhi.
Oman Air Oman Air flies from Muscat to Bengaluru (2xdaily), Chennai (2xdaily), Delhi (3xdaily to be decreased to 2xdaily wef Dec 1), Goa (daily), Hyderabad (21xweekly), Jaipur (daily), Kochi (2xdaily), Kozhikode (3xdaily), Lucknow (2xdaily), Mumbai (3xdaily) and Thiruvananthapuram (daily).
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways flies daily (daily) from Doha to Ahmedabad, Amritsar (daily, daily), daily (daily) to Bengaluru, Chennai daily (daily), Delhi (2xdaily, 2xdaily), Goa (daily, daily), Hyderabad (daily, 2xweekly), Kochi (11xweekly, daily), Kolkata (daily, daily), Kozhikode (daily, daily), Mumbai (daily, daily), Nagpur (daily, 4xweekly) and Thiruvananthapuram (daily, daily).

Note: The above QR flight frequencies are based on information announced in early Aug

Saudi Arabian Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flies from Riyadh to Bengaluru (2xweekly), Chennai (3xweekly), Delhi (6xweekly, resumption 3xweekly wef Oct 25), Hyderabad (3xweekly), Kochi (6xweekly), Kozhikode (3xweekly), Lucknow (3xweekly) and Mumbai (5xweekly) - from Jeddah to Bengaluru (1xweekly), Chennai (3xweekly), Delhi (daily), Hyderabad (3xweekly), Kochi (9xweekly), Kozhikode (daily), Lucknow (4xweekly) and Mumbai (daily, resumption 2xweekly wef Nov 5) - from Damman to Chennai (1xweekly), Kochi (1xweekly), Bengaluru (1xweekly) - from Madinah via Riyadh to Mumbai (3xweekly)
Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines flies daily from Istanbul to both Delhi (resumption daily wef Oct 31) and Mumbai (resumption daily wef Oct 31).
Yemenia Yemenia operates a weekly air service from Aden to Mumbai.

From Africa

Air Austral Air Austral connects Chennai 2xweekly with Saint Denis (Réunion) and Bangkok.
Air Mauritius Air Mauritius flies from Mauritius to Bengaluru/Chennai (2xweekly), Delhi (2/3 weekly) and Mumbai (4/5 weekly).
Air Seychelles Air Seychelles serves Mumbai 5/6xweekly (resumption 3xweekly TBA) from Mahé.
Air Tanzania Air Tanzania operates a 4xweekly (earliest resumption 4xweekly wef Dec 2) nonstop air service from Dar es Salaam to Mumbai using Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
Egypt Air EgyptAir flies 4xweekly (resumption 2xweekly wef Oct 17) from Cairo to Mumbai.
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines flies 2xdaily (resumption daily wef TBA) from Addis Ababa to Mumbai, 12xweekly (resumption daily wef TBA6) to Delhi, 4xweekly (resumption 2xweekly TBA) to Bengaluru and 3xweekly to Chennai (TBA).
Kenya Airways Kenya Airways flies 2xdaily (resumption 3xweekly wef Nov) from Nairobi to Mumbai.
RwandAir RwandAir operates a 4xweekly (resumption 3xweekly wef Oct 1) nonstop air service from both Kigali and Guangzhou to Mumbai served by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

From South Asia

Bhutan Airlines Bhutan Airlines flies daily from Paro to Bangkok via Kolkata, 3xweekly from Paro to Delhi and 2xweekly from Paro to Bangkok via Gaya (seasonal).
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Biman Bangladesh Airlines flies 12xweekly from Dhaka to Kolkata (resumption wef Nov 1) and 2xweekly from Chattogram to Kolkata and daily from Dhaka to Delhi (resumption wef Oct 29).
Buddha Air Buddha Air operates a twice weekly air service from Kathmandu to Varanasi using ATR 42 aircraft.
Druk Air Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines), Bhutan's national airline, flies from Paro to Guwahati (fortnightly wef Oct 22), Delhi (daily, 1xweekly wef Oct 19), Kolkata (5xweekly, 1xweekly), Gaya (seasonal) and Bagdogra (fortnightly). Guwahati is connected 2xweekly to Singapore and Paro. Pakyong is served by a twice-weekly flight from Paro while Kolkata is connected 3xweekly with Bangkok. Drukair also flies from Guwahati to Paro and Bangkok.
Maldivian Maldivian flies daily (1xweekly) from Malé International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram and 4xweekly to Chennai (and onwards to Dhaka), 2xweekly from Hanimaadhoo to Thiruvananthapuram and 3xweekly from Malé via Hanimaadhoo to Kochi.
Myanmar Airways International MAI flies 3xweekly (seasonally) from Yangon to Gaya and 2xweekly to Kolkata.
Myanmar National Airlines Myanmar National Airlines operates 2-7 weekly sesonal flights from Yangon to Gaya.
Nepal Airlines Nepal Airlines flies 2xdaily from Kathmandu to Delhi and 3xweekly to both Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Novoair Novoair operates a daily ATR-72 service from Dhaka to Kolkata.
Regent Airways Regent Airways flies daily from Dhaka to Kolkata and daily from Chattogram to Kolkata.
SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines flies 11xweekly from Colombo to Bengaluru, Gaya (seasonal), Chennai (20xweekly), Delhi (3xdaily), Kochi (2xdaily), Kolkata (4xweekly), Madurai (daily), Mumbai (daily), Tiruchirappalli (2xdaily), Thiruvananthapuram (daily), Varanasi (2xweekly), Hyderabad (daily) and Coimbatore (4xweekly).
US-Bangla Airlines US-Bangla Airlines flies daily from Dhaka to Kolkata (resumption 6xweekly wef TBA), 3xweekly from Chattogram to Kolkata and 3xweekly (resumption 4xweekly wef TBA) from Dhaka to Chennai via Chattogram (resumption 3xweekly wef TBA).

From the Far East, Southeast Asia and Australasia

Air Asia AirAsia flies from Kuala Lumpur to the following Indian destinations: Bengaluru (4xweekly, resumption 4xweekly wef TBA), Chennai (2xdaily, resumption 4xweekly wef TBA), Hyderabad (daily), Kochi (18xweekly), Kolkata (daily) and Tiruchirappalli (24xweekly, resumption 4xweekly wef TBA).
Thai AirAsia flies 4xweekly from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Ahmedabad, 5xweekly to Bengaluru, 5xweekly to Chennai, 4xweekly to Gaya (seasonal service till Mar 29), 4xweekly to Jaipur, daily to Kochi, daily to Kolkata and 4xweekly to Tiruchirappalli.
AirAsia X flies 4xweekly from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi, 3xweekly to Jaipur and 4xweekly to Amritsar. All three services are nonstop.
Air China Air China flies 5xweekly (resumption 1xweekly wef Nov) from Beijing to Delhi and 4xweekly from Beijing to Mumbai.
All Nippon Airways All Nippon Airways (ANA) operates daily services from Tokyo Narita airport to both Delhi (replaced by Tokyo Haneda wef Mar 29 '20) and Mumbai. ANA commenced new 3xweekly air service from Tokyo Narita to Chennai in Oct '19.
Bangkok Airways Bangkok Airways flies daily from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Mumbai.
Batik Air Batik Air operates a daily air service from Denpasar Bali via Kuala Lumpur to Chennai. Batik Air's second route to India connects Medan daily with Chennai via Kuala Lumpur. Batik Air's tentative schedules include a daily service from Jakarta to Chennai via Kuala Lumpur wef TBA.
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific flies 9xweekly (resumption TBA wef TBA) from Hong Kong to Delhi, 10xweekly (resumption 3xweekly wef TBA) to Mumbai, daily to Chennai and 5xweekly from Hong Kong to Hyderabad.
China Airlines China Airlines flies 2xweekly from Taipei to Delhi.
China Eastern Airlines China Eastern flies daily from Shanghai to Delhi and 8xweekly from Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan province to Kolkata.
China Southern China Southern, China's largest airline, flies twice daily from Guangzhou to Delhi.
Dragonair Cathay Dragon flies daily from Hong Kong to Bengaluru and 5xweekly to Kolkata.
Japan Airlines Japan Airlines operates a daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Tokyo Narita to Delhi. JAL will operate a new daily nonstop service from Tokyo Narita to Bengaluru wef Jul 1.
Korean Air Korean Air flies thrice weekly from Seoul/Incheon airport to Mumbai and daily to Delhi.
Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines flies from Kuala Lumpur to Bengaluru (12xweekly, resumption 2xweekly wef Dec 2 and 3xweekly wef Mar 3 '21), Chennai (2xdaily, resumption 2-5xweekly wef Dec 4), Delhi (10xweekly, resumption 2-5xweekly wef Dec 4), Hyderabad (daily), Kochi (daily) and Mumbai (10xweekly, resumption 2-5xweekly wef Oct 30).
Malindo Air Malindo Air flies from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar (4xweekly), Bengaluru (2xweekly, resumption 2xweekly wef TBA), Delhi (11xweekly, resumption daily wef TBA), Kochi (7xweekly, resumption daily wef TBA), Kolkata (5xweekly), Mumbai (8xweekly, resumption daily wef TBA), Thiruvananthapuram (4xweekly), Tiruchirappalli (18xweekly, resumption daily wef TBA) and Varanasi (3xweekly).
Nok Air Nok Air, a Thailand based LCC operated a 2xweekly service from its base at Don Mueang airport, Bangkok to Guwahati using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
NokScoot NokScoot, a Thailand based LCC, operated a 4xweekly service prior to the Covid-19 pandemic from its base at Don Mueang airport, Bangkok to Delhi using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The airline was liquidated in June '20 and ceased operations.
Scoot Scoot flies from Singapore to Amritsar 3xweekly, daily to Chennai, 6xweekly to Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram (5xweekly), 2xdaily to Tiruchirappalli, 5xweekly to Coimbatore and 5xweekly to Visakhapatnam. The Chennai service will be replaced by Singapore Airlines wef May 24.
Shandong Airlines Shandong Airlines operates two bi-weekly services from Qingdao and Jinan to Delhi, both flights via Kunming.
Silk Air Silk Air (fully-owned subsiadiary of SIA) flies from Singapore to Chennai (3xweekly), Bengaluru (5xweekly), Kochi (14xweekly), Hyderabad (11xweekly).
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines (SIA) flies daily from Singapore to Ahmedabad, 10xweekly to Bengaluru, daily to Chennai, 2xdaily (incl. 1 daily A380) to Delhi, 4xweekly to Kolkata and 17xweekly to Mumbai.
Thai Airways Thai Airways flies from Bangkok to Bengaluru (daily), Kolkata (daily), Chennai (daily), Delhi (22xweekly), Mumbai (daily) and Hyderabad (5xweekly).
Thai Lion Air Thai Lion Air operates a 5xweekly service from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Mumbai.
Thai Smile Air Thai Smile Air flies 3xweekly (resumption daily wef Oct 1) from Bangkok to Gaya and Varanasi, 3xweekly to Jaipur, 5xweekly (resumption 5xweekly wef TBA) to Kolkata, 3xweekly to Lucknow, daily (resumption daily wef TBA) to Mumbai and 3xweekly to Varanasi.
Vietjet Vietjet (VietJet Air), Vietnam's leading LCC, flies 4xweekly (daily resumption TBA) from Ho Chi Minh City to Delhi and 3xweekly (daily upon resumption TBA) from Hanoi to Delhi. The airline plans to expand its presence in India with the launch of three new air services, ie. Da Nang to Delhi (TBA), Hanoi to Mumbai (TBA) and Ho Chi Minh City to Mumbai (TBA).

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