Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Jet to start direct flights from Amritsar to London

New Delhi/ Amritsar: Come June 28, and Jet Airways will start six direct Amritsar-London flights a week from the Rajasansi International Airport.
The service is specially aimed at Punjabi NRIs and there will be daily flights except on Tuesday. The airport has already allotted a slot to Jet Airways, which will be operating Boeing 747 aircraft on this route.
Experts says nearly half the passenger traffic from the state to Europe, US and Canada on Air India preferred to travel from Amritsar.
At present, there is no direct flight to London and three airlines -- Uzebekistan, Air Slovakia and Turkemenistan -- operate flights to London from here and passengers have to go via Arab countries or Russia. The direct flight will take about nine hours to reach London, compared with 12-15 hours now.
21/06/06 Vijay C Roy/Business Standard
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