People from across the world want to fly directly to Amritsar
The FlyAmritsar Initiative evolved as a focused approach for assisting in the development of Amritsar airport. We started this Initiative in 2016 taking forward the work as an advocacy, civil society public service initiative that our parent organisation Amritsar Vikas Manch started in late 1990’s keeping in view of the needs of global Punjabi population for flying directly to the holy city Amritsar. Our aim is to connect with different world airlines and governments to put forward our vision in order to encourage them to start direct flights to Amritsar ATQ.
Amritsar is the largest and most important city in Punjab and is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation center. It is also the center of Sikhism and the site of one of the important Sikhs’ place of worship—the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple.
The Punjabi’s living abroad are very much interested to fly directly to Amritsar for paying obeisance at the most sacred Darbar Sahib Sri Amritsar which is a must visit place for them whenever they come to India. Besides these aspects ‘Amritsar’ is rated as 5th among 10 most visited places in the world.
Amritsar is a centre for the textile and chemical industries and also engages in food milling and processing, silk weaving, tanning, canning, and the manufacture of machinery. The city lies on the main highway from Delhi to Lahore- Pakistan, and is a major rail hub.