8. July 2011 06:30
Leading UK carrier British Midland International or 'bmi' recently announced that it will be launching three-times-weekly flight services to Amritsar from October 13, 2011.
The airline said that it has decided to extend its existing flight services between London and Almaty to Amritsar.
Amritsar is a historic city in the Indian State of Punjab. The city is home to the famous Sikh shrine Golden Temple, better known as Sri Harmandir Sahib.
Joerg Hennemann, Chief Commercial Officer of bmi, described Amritsar as one of the most fascinating and ancient cities of India, and a famous cultural and spiritual center of the Sikh religion. He said that with the start of the direct flight services from London the customers will now get a chance to explore this vibrant city.
Currently, the city of Amritsar will be the bmi’s only destination in India. However, in the past bmi operated direct flight services to Mumbai, but has since been discontinued for quite some time now.
The airline is presently using a Boeing 757 on the London-Almaty route. Now, bmi is planning to deploy an Airbus A330 on the London-Almaty route, which will be configured with 196 Economy Class seats and 36 Business Class seats. The airline further said that it will be serving Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek with a smaller A320 via Baku.
The bmi is the 2nd largest airline operating out of London Heathrow and provides flight services in Europe, the UK, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
London Heathrow – Almaty – Amritsar
BD991 LHR 0955 – 2320 ALA 0010+1 – 0245+1 ATQ 332 146
BD992 ATQ 0410 – 0745 ALA 0845 – 1050 LHR 332 257
London Heathrow – Baku – Bishkek
BD927 LHR 1320 – 2245 GYD 2335 – 0435+1 FRU 321 146
BD926 FRU 0925 – 1055 GYD 1140 – 1405 LHR 321 257