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Bilga Air takes on Amritsar-Birmingham route

Bilga Air is to begin flying to the north of India from Birmingham Airport this winter.

Bilga Air is to begin flying to the north of India from Birmingham Airport this winter.

The route to Amritsar will be launched on October 9th and replaces the flights originally provided by Air India before they were pulled by the carrier.

Cheap flights will depart twice weekly from Birmingham International Airport and will take up the reigns of service in a "very popular market", according to Peter Vella, the airport’s business development director.

He told the Birmingham Post: "Bilga Air’s operation will help to fill a very popular market which exists in the Midlands, and follows the disappointing news that Air India will temporarily suspend its flights between Birmingham and India from the end of October."

Birmingham International Airport celebrated reaching its one millionth passenger milestone in July.

The UK hub also announced a record increase of 7.5 per cent in scheduled and charter flight passengers compared to last year.

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