Chandigarh: Full-service airline Vistara on Wednesday started a direct daily service between Delhi and Amritsar, and said it will connect the Punjab city with Mumbai from March 8.
For the Tatas-Singapore Airlines JV this is the fifth destination in the North, while the Mumbai-Amritsar daily flight will make it the only full service airline to connect the two cities.
Commenting on the service, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said introduction of the new flights from Amritsar to Delhi by Vistara will help not only the people of the state, but all flyers who travel within the country and overseas.The service will help Punjab harness its industrial, tourism, religious as well as business growth potential, he added.
Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh said connecting Amritsar is in line with the airline’s focus on customers and is also well aligned with its evolving international plans, as millions of NRIs travel to and from the Punjab city every year.
Launched in January 2015, Vistara currently connects 19 destinations with over 500 weekly flights.
The airline, which has a fleet of 13 aircraft, has flown 4 million customers since the launch, he said.
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