Air India to introduce non-stop flights from Birmingham to Amritsar soon
NEW DELHI: Air India will introduce two non-stop flights per week to Amritsar from Birmingham early next year, catering to demands of a large number of people of Punjab-origin in the city and the west Midlands, official sources said on Friday. The Birmingham Airport will be the only UK airport to operate non-stop services on the new route. Air India already operates a popular daily service from the city to Delhi since August 2013, carrying nearly 5 lakh passengers so far, a statement from Birmingham Airport said. William Pearson, aviation director at Birmingham airport, said: “It is great news that we will have non-stop connections to two Indian cities.With over 2,00,000 British-Indian people who travel to India to visit friends and relatives, and for tourism and business interests, this additional destination shows the large demand within the region for non-stop Amritsar services from the Midlands”. Pankaj Srivastava, director (Commercial) and board member of Air India, said in Birmingham: “We are delighted that we are able to announce that we are planning to commence non-stop services between Birmingham and Amritsar twice a week, starting early 2018, recognising the consumer demand from the Midlands’ region to Amritsar’. “Air India is always very sensitive to the needs of the consumer and is pleased to be connecting the two cities thereby adding a new city pairing for Air India’s expanding global network with the only non-stop UK Amritsar service,” he said.
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