Italian carrier Air Italy on Friday commenced direct services to Milan from New Delhi and has high expectations from the Indian market, as it expands in Asia, a senior official said.
The first flight to Milan took off from here in the morning.
The Italian airline would operate three weekly flights from the national capital to Milan and starting December 14, there would be thrice-a-week direct services to Milan from Mumbai.
He noted that India is a great market and there are "very high expectations" as there is an opportunity to grow.
Delhi is the fourth intercontinental route for Air Italy this year after flights to New York, Miami and Bangkok.