After getting directly connected with London & Birmingham in the UK, Amritsar is now set to get directly connected with 3rd destination in Europe by Air India.
The Indian national carrier, Air India has now decided to resume its direct Delhi-Amritsar-Rome flights. This comes after the Italian Governments decision to relax restrictions on passengers arriving from India.
Air India on February 1st 2021 started operating once-weekly direct Delhi-Amritsar-Rome flights with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Just after about 3 months of operation, Air India in late April 2021 had to suspend this route beacuse of the travel restrictions imposed by the Italian Government for passengers arriving from India.
According to the schedule released by Air India, the airline will be operating 1x weekly direct Delhi-Amritsar-Rome and vice-versa flight, under its Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) from 8th September 2021 untill October 28th 2021.
The Delhi-Amritsar-Rome flight will depart every Wednesday till October 27th 2021. While from Rome the flight will depart every Thursday till October 28th 2021. It is expected that the airline may continue to operate this route in WS2021-22 as well.
With the addition of Rome, Air India now directly connects Amritsar with over 3 destinations in Europe, namely, London & Birmingham in UK and Rome in Italy. This will also be the 4th international route, the airline will operate using its 787-8 Dreamliner from the airport.
While the international traffic is recovering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the resumption of London, Birmingham and Rome flights from Amritsar, will give a boost to the economy of the city as well as the state of Punjab.
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Ravreet Singh is a young blogger who has a great interest in aviation. His main focus on aviation is connectivity of Amritsar, Punjab with the World. He is also a member of FlyAmritsar Initiative, a public advocacy campaign for more direct flights to/from Amritsar.