To Facilitate Devotees, Also Connects Amritsar With Patna. To Facilitate Travel From Delhi To Nanded, Passengers Will Also Be Able To Travel Via Amritsar
There is some good news for the thousands of pilgrims from Punjab who visit Takht Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded, one of the five Sikh Takht. Air India is resuming its direct flights between Amritsar and Nanded from August 3 2021. The flight was suspended by Air India in May due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and low travel demand.
According to the bookings available on the Air India website, the flight will depart from Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji International Airport, Amritsar every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from August 3 at 6:50 am and reach Nanded at 9:25 am. The same flight would again depart from Nanded at 10:20 am and reach Amritsar at 1:00 pm.
To facilitate passengers from Delhi to connect with Nanded, Air India will operate this flight as Delhi-Amritsar-Nanded-Amritsar-Delhi. The flight will leave Delhi for Amritsar early morning at 4:55 am and arrive at 6:15 am, then leave Amritsar for Nanded. Similarly the flight will depart Nanded for Amritsar and then take-off from the holy city of Amritsar at 1:40 pm and reach Delhi at 2:55 pm.
At the time of writing, the Amritsar-Nanded direct flight fare was Rs.5,570 on the website and Nanded-Amritsar Rs.5,128. It can be booked directly on the Air India website.
Direct Flights continue to operate between Amritsar & Patna
Air India is also operating its direct Amritsar-Patna flights, four days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the resumption of Amritsar-Nanded direct flight in August, Sikh Takhts; Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and Takht Sri Harmandir, Patna Sahib will once again get connected with direct flights from Amritsar.
Hardeep Singh Chahal, President, Amritsar Vikas Manch, a city based NGO and Yogesh Kamra, Convener (India) of FlyAmritsar Initiative and a member of the Airport Advisory Committee, thanked the Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Government of India and Air India for resumption of Amritsar-Nanded flight from August 3 and also for continuation of Amritsar-Patna-Amritsar direct flight.
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