Mar 1, 2017: Vistara has inaugurated its daily direct service to Amritsar from Delhi, making it the fifth destination in Northern India on the airline’s network. Vistara will commence operations between Amritsar and Mumbai with daily direct flights, starting March 8, 2017, which would make it the only full service airline to connect the two cities, stated a release.
Commenting on Amritsar’s potential and congratulating Vistara on the launch of the new service, Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, said, “It is very heartening to see Amritsar expanding its air connectivity across the length and breadth of the country and to the world. Introduction of the new flights from Amritsar to Delhi by Vistara will definitely help not only the people of the state, but all countrymen who travel within the country and overseas. It will truly help Punjab harness its industrial, tourism, religious as well as business growth potential. I congratulate Vistara on the launch of this new service to and from Amritsar, and wish the airline great success.”
Expressing delight at the launch, Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, said, “We are very happy to add Amritsar to our network, and we sincerely believe in the city’s great potential for growth in several aspects, apart from only tourism. The launch of service to Amritsar is in line with our focus on customers, who have long desired to ‘fly the new feeling’ to the city, and it is also well aligned with our evolving international plans, as millions of NRIs travel to and from Amritsar every year. We are confident that our customers will be equally delighted to fly these new routes with us.”