bmi British Midland to start Amritsar flights

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.

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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.



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 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.

Schedule:

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

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3 Responses to bmi British Midland to start Amritsar flights

  1. Mercedes11 30 August, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Heathrow is well served for flights to Amritsar. It would surely make more sense to fly from Birmingham with a large community who are not well served for flights to Amritsar. I fail to understand why passengers are forced to travel to Heathrow adding to the congestion around the M25. BMI should really take notice.

  2. Miyuru Sandaruwan 30 August, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Indeed, Birmingham is where there is a larger catchment area for Amritsar bound traffic. However perhaps it had something to do with the through traffic to Almaty.

  3. palsandhu 3 October, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    Congratulations to BMI and thank GOD that we are going to have a flight that can connect from San Francisco to Amritsar. I hope that the flight be successful and operate daily in the future. The only thing they need to concentrate on is to reduce the waiting time at LHR as well as have a non-stop connection between SFO and LHR. We wish one day, there can be a non-stop flight from Sacramento to London and connecting to Amritsar because of a large India population living in the vicinity.

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