Air India has opened bookings for its nonstop daily Amritsar-Mumbai flight service beginning on May 20, 2023 via their website and mobile applications. Yogesh Kamra, Convenor (India) Fly Amritsar Initiative, stated that this flight service will operate between the holy city and the financial capital of India on an Airbus A320/321 (140–180-Seater) aircraft and provide seamless onward two-way connectivity from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to various cities in southern and central India including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Coimbatore, and Goa. The flight will operate after midnight, allowing passengers to arrive in Mumbai and other destinations in the early hours of the morning.
The flight schedule for the Amritsar-Mumbai route is as follows:
Mumbai 10 PM Departure – Amritsar 1255 AM Arrival
Amritsar 1:35 AM Departure – Mumbai 4:20 AM Arrival
Due to recent financial troubles with GoFirst airlines and their subsequent temporary ceasing of operations in India, there is a significant demand and capacity deficit on the Amritsar-Mumbai route. Kamra admired the decision made by Air India’s management in light of this situation. Air India’s decision to restart flight service between Amritsar and Mumbai is a relief to passengers who were impacted by GoFirst’s suspension of flight operations on this route.
Before the cessation, GoFirst operated two flights per day on this route and a one daily flight is operated by Indigo. On this high-demand route, Air India will provide travellers with a dependable and efficient flight service, and it will also provide excellent connectivity from the holy city to other key cities in the country’s southern and central regions, Kamra said.
Manmohan Singh Brar, Patron of the Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), further stated that ” We are confident that this new Air India flight service will be a huge success and benefit passengers traveling between Amritsar and Mumbai and beyond. Air India being a full-service carrier provides options to opt economy and business class seats along free baggage allowance, on-board meals and seat selection in the price of their fares to all passengers. The service by Air India will benefit all tourists, business men who travel on this route”.
He added “To boost economy of the region in the field of religious, pleasure and medical tourism, we are perusing Air India & other national as well as foreign airline carriers regularly to start & increaseservices on Nanded, Patna, Dehradun, Dharamsala, Chennai, Indore, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc. as well as few more direct non-stop international routes like Toronto, Vancouver, Bangkok etc. for benefit of passengers & for boosting tourism exchange.
Government of India should liberalize air service agreements to allow foreign airlines like Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai to operate flights to Amritsar as these all airlines have repeatedly shown keen interest to connect Amritsar to the rest of the world via their world class airport hubs “