November 17, 2021: Keeping up with the efforts for the continuous domestic and international
network development of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, a delegation of
Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) comprising of its Patron Kulwant Singh Ankhi, Patron Manmohan
Singh, Secretary Yogesh Kamra and Ravreet Singh met with the senior officials of India’s only
Ultra-Low-Cost carrier, Go First at Amritsar.
In a press release, the patron of AVM Manmohan Singh Brar informed that after the inaugural
launch of six Go First flights from the Airport, our team had a fruitful discussion with the senior
officials of the Go First about expanding connectivity of the airline with more domestic and
international destinations. We thanked Go First for the launch of 3 daily direct flights to Delhi, 2
to Mumbai, 1 daily to Srinagar and expressed happiness that the airline is also providing
convenient one-stop transfer connections to other major destinations in India like Lucknow,
Bagdogra (Siliguri), Guwahati, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Chennai, Varanasi via their connecting hubs
of Delhi and Mumbai.
During the meetings, we shared data and presented the potential of direct domestic as well as
international connectivity opportunities from the airport including Nanded, Guwahati, Hyderabad,
Chennai, Muscat and Abu Dhabi to Mohit Dwivedi, Head of Corporate Affairs and Sumit
Bhandari, Deputy General Manager and Aman Kohli, Amritsar station manager of the airline. Go
First officials assured the delegation that they would further evaluate the opportunities and
consider them according to the airline’s future expansion plans. AVM also encouraged the airline
to use night parking facility at the airport.
The launching of Go First services from the airport was another achievement for Amritsar Vikas
Manch and FlyAmritsar Initiative, as they had reached out to the airline in Jan 2021 with detailed
statistics, said Yogesh Kamra. The team of Go First senior officials later visited the Airport and
also met with AVM members. He further added that after the meeting, the airline agreed to launch
services from Amritsar from late March 2021, but the plan had to be delayed due to the 2nd
COVID-19 pandemic wave in the country.
Ravreet Singh, an aviation blogger said that the arrival of GoFirst at the airport, amid the COVID19 pandemic, promises a strong rebound of the domestic traffic at the airport in the upcoming
months. He further added that, the increase in the domestic traffic flow, would eventually also
provide a much-needed boost to the economy and the tourism industry of Amritsar.
The delegation accompanied the airline officials to visit Sadda Pind and paid obeisance at Sri
Harmandir Sahib Amritsar. The officials were also honored with a Siropa (robe of honor) and
religious literature by SGPC at the information office of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar.