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Why Fly To Amritsar Airport: A Golden Destination

  • Punjab has a large expatriate population residing in Great Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, Europe and other countries that frequently travel to their homeland.
  • Amritsar is considered as an important religious, tourist destination on the World Tourist Map with millions of people visiting every year.
  • Religious capital of the Sikhs with more than 100,000 tourists visiting Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) every day.
  • Low airport taxes with runway length of more than 12,000 feet
  • Ample slots are available. No congestion problem.
  • CAT-IIIB available, used as an alternate airport for landing during fog and other emergency conditions at Delhi Airport.
  • Active Cargo facility available for perishable and non-perishable goods.
  • Maximum number of 5/6-star hotels in Amritsar after Delhi running to their full capacity.

Passenger Traffic 2006-2016

  • 34.7% increase in International and 22.3% increase in total passenger traffic.
  • In 2016, according to data retrieved from DDS, even with no direct connectivity, approximately 188,869 passengers (517 per day) traveled between Amritsar Airport & UK as transit passengers via other Indian & foreign airports.
  • Decrease in International traffic from 2011-2013 due to re-route of flights by Air India via its new hub at Delhi
  • SpiceJet, Scoot and Malindo Air added International flights in 2015 and 2016
  • Huge potential of direct international flights to London, Birmingham, Toronto, Vancouver, Milan & other destinations.

Note: This research analysis is an evaluation by blogger & aviation analyst Sameep Singh & team FlyAmritsar. No part of the content can be copied or used without the explicit permission of the author or team FlyAmritsar Initiative.

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