Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Resumption of Direct Air India Amritsar–London Heathrow Flights

Amritsar: In a big relief for the Punjabi diaspora, Air India has announced resumption of its direct flight services from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Amritsar to London Heathrow in the UK starting from August 16.

The Global Convener of FlyAmritsar Initiative and Overseas Secretary of Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) Sameep Singh Gumtala informed that as per the latest update by Air India on its website and social media, Air India will resume its once weekly, London Heathrow – Amritsar direct flights. The move was taken after the UK Government’s decision to relax restrictions by moving India from its Red to Amber list.

According to the schedule, Air India flight AI170 will depart from London every Monday at 12:30pm arriving Amritsar next day midnight on Tuesday at 1:10am. The same aircraft AI169 will depart Amritsar every Tuesday early morning at 3:10am, arriving in London at 7:30am. The airline will operate a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on this route. Booking of these direct flights is available till end of October (end of summer schedule of airlines) and can be done through the airline website, booking offices and authorized travel agents.

10/08/21 Punjab News Express

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