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Posted at: Aug 16, 2017, 4:04 PM; last updated: Aug 17, 2017, 2:05 AM (IST)

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6
The flight to the Thailand capital will take off from the local airport at 1.30 pm. PTI file

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16

Air India on Wednesday announced its Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from October 6.

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The flight from Bangkok, known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life, will arrive in Chandigarh at 9.30 am. The flight to the Thailand capital will take off from the local airport at 1.30 pm.

Mohali Industries Association had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the non-operation of the Chandigarh international airport.

In its statement filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Air India state manager GS Tomar had said:  “Air India proposes to commence operations on the Chandigarh-Bangkok route from October 29, 2017, with the new A-320 Neo aircraft on four-flights-a-week basis”.

Taking note of the assertion, the Bench of Justice SS Saron and Justice Avneesh Jhingan asked the airline to plan its flight schedule in a manner that would prevent limited watch hours at the airport from posing a problem.

The Bench was also informed that the airline was awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for launching of hub and spoke flights for other international destinations from Chandigarh.

At the same time, Air India said the airline had no immediate plan to launch an Amritsar-Toronto flight.

The assertion came almost 10 months after the Chandigarh-Bangkok flight by Air India was first announced. The flight was to start in April, but was deferred. The Division Bench headed by Justice SS Saron had also asked Air India to submit its status report on restarting the Amritsar-Birmingham flight by July 18.

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