National carrier Air India has announced new international flights. The carrier will operate flights on the Amritsar-Stansted (in London) route from October 31, 2019. The new flights will be operated on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, the airline said on its official website- airindia.in. "The 256-seater Boeing 787 dreamliner aircraft will connect Amritsar to Stansted to facilitate Sikh pilgrims visiting Punjab," the carrier said in a statement. The announcement from Air India comes amid high competition in the country's civil aviation market.
Here's the schedule of Air India's new flights starting from October 31:
|Origin||Destination||Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Days of Operation||Validity|
|Amritsar||London Stansted||AI 165||3:10 am||6:30 am||Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday||From October 31 up to December 19|
|London Stansted||Amritsar||AI 166||8:05 am||21:50 pm||Thursday||From October 31 up to March 26, 2020|
|London Stansted||Amritsar||AI 166||9:15 am||22:30 pm||Saturday||From November 9 up to December 14|
|London Stansted||Amritsar||AI 166||9:20 am||22:30 pm||Monday||From November 11 up to December 14|
The carrier will also start a direct flight between Amritsar and Patna from October 27. For this a 162-seater aircraft will operate on the route.
In a separate announcement, Air India said it is offering 25 per cent discount on domestic flight tickets under its 'Ghumo India Family Fare' scheme. Bookings under the sale can be made till March 31, 2020, the state run-carrier said.
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