After viably connecting Amritsar to Europe and Canada, Air India on Tuesday launched its first Amritsar-Dubai flight thrice a week.
The inaugural flight of Air India Express, the low cost subsidiary of Air India, was on Tuesday flagged off in Amritsar by Rajya Sabha member MS Gill and Punjab Civil Aviation minister Lal Singh.
The flight is being operated routing Delhi-Amritsar-Dubai on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with 185-seater all Economy Class configuration Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The flight from Amritsar will leave at 11.25 am to reach Dubai at 1.10 pm on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, while the return Dubai-Amritsar flight will be arriving here at 4.30 am on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, an Air India spokesman in Amritsar said.
The flight would meet the growing demand of passengers from Punjab and the Gulf, the spokesman said.
The Air India Express has also scheduled to begin its flights to the Gulf soon from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Delhi and Mangalore.