FlyAmritsar Initiative Impact: GoFirst Launches Services From Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar
The Indian Low-Cost Carrier, GoFirst also know as GoAir is now set to become the 6th Indian carrier to operate out of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar.
The airline on November 2nd 2021, announced the launching of non-stop flights to over 3 cities across India from the holy city of Amritsar, including Delhi, Mumbai and Srinagar, via its website. According to the information available on airline’s website, starting November 11th 2021, the airline will be launching 3x daily flights between Amritsar and Delhi, 2x daily flights between Amritsar and Mumbai and 1x daily flights between Amritsar and Srinagar.
It is notable that, Delhi and Mumbai are the most demanding and highly potential destinations from Amritsar, and are currently being served by multiple Indian carriers. It would be interesting to see how Go First will plan to cover the market share of these routes in the near future.
The introduction of these Go First flights from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Amritsar adds another success to efforts by FlyAmritsar Initiative and Amritsar Vikas Manch for the start of more direct flights from holy city, as Go First is now set to become the 6th Indian carrier to operate out of Amritsar Airport. In early January 2021, FlyAmritsar Initiative and Amritsar Vikas Manch approached the airline CEO and network team with detailed statistics, requesting them to commence domestic and international flight operations from Amritsar.
A team of Go Air executives later on 31 January 2021, visited the Airport and also paid obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib. AVM Patron Manmohan Singh Brar, Patron Principal Kulwant Singh Ankhi, President Hardip Singh Chahal, Secretary & Member Airport Advisory Committee Yogesh Kamra welcomed Go First officials at the Information office of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar and requested the airline to add Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Amritsar to their route map by starting domestic & international flights.
Go First has now taken the decision to start flights in this winter schedule benefiting lakhs of tourists, passengers visiting family and friends, and Punjabi diaspora who head to Punjab during winters. The airport not just serves the people of Punjab but also from the neighboring states of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The start of these flights will create more jobs and help in revival of tourism to Amritsar after COVID, thus benefiting the economy of Punjab.
These daily direct non-stop flights from Go First will also provide seamless one-stop transfer connections to other major destinations in India like Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Bagdogra (Siliguri), Guwahati, Kochi, Nagpur, Aizwal via their connecting hubs of Delhi and Mumbai.
Currently Amritsar is directly connected with over 9 domestic and 6 international destinations namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Patna, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Goa, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, London and Birmingham.