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Akal Air to launch new flight to Amritsar from Birmingham

Akal Air to launch new flight to Amritsar from Birmingham

Akal Air will launch a twice-weekly flight to Amritsar from Birmingham on April 4th.

The flights to the northern Indian city will depart the West Midlands airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 18:30 BST.

Daljit Singh Birring, Akal Air’s managing director, explained that Birmingham serves as the "perfect base" for the airline.

"Access to Amritsar is of huge importance to the large Punjabi and Sikh population of the Midlands taking the pilgrimage to the Golden Temple and visiting family and friends, as well as for business people trading with India’s emerging and developing economy," he said.

Akal Air’s private investors are hoping that the airline can benefit from a gap in the market by flying to a destination that is not particularly well served by other airlines flying out of Birmingham.

The flight, which will be operated on a 228-seat Boeing 757 200, will make a short stop in Vienna before heading on to Amritsar.

Last month cheap flights carrier bmibaby said that it would launch new flights from the airport to destinations in the Mediterranean this summer.

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