Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Air India launches direct flights to Rome, Amritsar residents elated

Amritsar: The launching of direct flights from the city to Rome by national carrier Air India for the months of February and March has been welcomed by residents. They have also urged the airline to continue these flights even after March 2021 as regular scheduled flights.

Last month, Air India had announced to launch direct flights from Amritsar to Rome on February 1, 11 and 21 and March 4, 14 and 24. The airline is operating its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with 256 seats (238 economy, 18 business) on this route. The same aircraft will return on the next day from Rome to Amritsar and then fly to Delhi. At present, the airline has opened booking for these flights only till March 25.

The inaugural flight for Rome took off from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport on February 1 with 242 passengers. The flight originated from Delhi and then made a short halt at Amritsar airport to fly direct to Rome. A majority of the passengers boarded from Amritsar.

03/02/21 Tribune

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