Finnair is launching daily flights to Delhi from Helsinki today (September 25th).
The route, which began in October 2006, has been expanded due its popularity among both business and leisure travellers.
Flights to the Indian capital from Helsinki last just six-and-a-half hours thanks to its location on the great circle route.
It is the shortest flight time between India and anywhere in the European Union.
"[This is why] it has found wide interest amongst travellers," said Petteri Kostermaa, Finnair’s vice president of networks strategy and planning.
The route, which is the only direct link between northern Europe and Delhi, offers Scandinavian-bound passengers onward connections to Baltic Sea destinations in addition to London and Paris.
Passengers travelling to the Indian capital can benefit from Delhi’s status as a major hub, with flights operating to most major cities in the country.
Last month, the airline moved to Barcelona International Airport’s Terminal 1, which is located 3km from Terminal A, its original location.