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Posted at: Sep 19, 2018, 12:59 AM; last updated: Sep 19, 2018, 3:57 PM (IST)

Amritsar-Dubai Indigo flight from October 28

Neeraj Bagga

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 18

Indigo will start its international flight between Amritsar and Dubai from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport from October 28.

Fly Amritsar Initiative convener and secretary overseas, Amritsar Vikas Manch, Sameep Singh Gumtala, said this would be the third direct flight by Indian carriers from the Amritsar airport for Dubai. SpiceJet and Air India Express are successfully running their flights from here for the past few years.

In 2017, of 5.91 lakh passengers of direct international flights, 2.35 lakh traveled by these two direct flights between Amritsar and Dubai that have high occupancy of more than 90 per cent.

Since July 15, three international and equal number of domestic flights have been introduced from the local airport.

Air Asia X started its Kuala Lumpur flight on August 15, followed by IndiGo direct flight to Hyderabad on September 15 and SpiceJet has announced to start direct flights to Bangkok and Goa on November 6.

Emirates, one of the largest airlines in the world from Dubai, and its partner Fly Dubai, also wants to start flights to Amritsar that will enable connectivity to more than 140 of its destinations worldwide.


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