Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
08-December-2010 16:52 IST
Air India Operations from Amritsar Airport
Air India has not stopped operation of international flights from Amritsar Airport. however, effective October 31, 2010, Air India has restructed 4 weekly B777-300ER services on the Amritsar-London-toronto route to operate as daily services on each of the Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto and Amritsar-Delhi-London routes. Thus Air India would in fact offer more choice of frequencies on the Amritsar-London and Amritsar-Toronto routes. The routing via Delhi would also enable Air India to improve the economics of the operations by getting the traffic to / from Delhi and the feeder traffic from other Indian cities as well as international cities in the SEA, SAARC and other region since Delhi is Air India's hub for domestic as well as international services. In addition, Air India would now offer seamless connectivity for Amritsar passengers via Delhi to other international destinations like New York, Chicago, Frankfurt, Paris, Bankok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghal etc. Apart from this, Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express also operates regular international services connecting Amritsar with Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Air India operates 4 weekly A320 services on the Amritsar-Sharjah v.v. route. However, Air India is reviewing the flight operation on Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto Sector.

This information was given by the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel in Rajya Sabha.