bmi British Midland is launching flights to Amritsar, India from London, effective 13th October. The flights will operate thrice weekly, onboard Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The airline is routing the new flights via Almaty in Kazakhstan. Strangely, the airline at present does not have local traffic rights between Almaty and Amritsar, hindering the full revenue potential of the route. However this makes The Networker believe that the airline is aiming this flight largely to cater for the Almaty - London traffic and is trying to add some additional revenue by operating onwards to Amritsar.
The UK has a large Non Resident Indian population from the Amritsar region, based particularly in Birmingham,
This is bmi's second attempt at serving India, having ended its daily Mumbai flight in 2008. Bmi will be the only airline offering direct services between London and Amritsar.
Till 30 Oct
BD991 LHR 1110 - ALA - 0305+1 ATQ 146 332
BD992 ATQ 0430 - ALA - 1200 LHR 257 332
From 30 Oct
BD991 LHR 0955 - 2320 ALA 0010+1 - 0245+1 ATQ 146 332
BD992 ATQ 0405 - 0745 ALA 0845 - 1050 LHR 257 332