Sunday, October 15, 2006

First Punjabi-owned flight lands at Amritsar

Amritsar: The first flight of an airline owned by a Punjabi settled in Britain arrived in this Sikh holy city Saturday from London.
The inaugural flight carried 56-year-old Harjinder Singh Sidhu, the owner of Air Slovakia, from London via Cologne city in Germany. There were 97 passengers on board the Boeing 757 airliner when it landed at Amritsar's Rajasansi international airport.
"We will soon have an all Punjabi experience on our flights to and from Amritsar. This will include Punjabi food, music, air-hostesses and ambience," Sidhu said on arrival.
He formally bought the Air Slovakia airline only last week after starting acquisition proceedings in May.
Sidhu, who hails from Nabha town, near Patiala, made it big in Britain after migrating there in 1972.
14/10/06 IANS/Telugu Portal