Friday, January 12, 2018

Amritsar MP bats for more flights from Amritsar

Amritsar: Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla submitted a detailed study report on Amritsar airport and feasibility of the new proposed flights to the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India Pardeep Singh Kharola. Later, Aujla said that he also discussed about some new flight proposals from Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport here.
He said the first and foremost demand was to increase frequency of the Amritsar-Nanded flight. Currently, it operates on Saturday and Sunday but considering the demand, he said, the flight should be operated on Wednesday to provide the pilgrims adequate time to visit all places of religious interest.
The Congress MP said that he also demanded that the booking period of this flight must be extended to six months so that NRIs and devotees could plan their visits. The international airport here has one terminal and was handling 23 domestic and eight international flights and the footfall of passengers was around 16 lakh per year.
Aujla said that he discussed about the people's demand for the Amritsar-Patna-Kolkata flight, restarting of the Air India's Amritsar-Toronto direct flight, beginning of the Amritsar-Jaipur-Ahmedabad and Amritsar-Frankfurt flights and restarting of Air India's late night Delhi-Amritsar flight.
12/01/18 Times of India