The inaugural flight was flagged off from Amritsar airport by Vijay Sampla the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in the presence of other dignitaries including Pankaj Srivastava the Director of Air India, Shwait Malik and Gurjeet Singh Aujla Member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha respectively.
Later, a ceremonial cake was also cut on the occasion.
The return flight will take off from Birmingham at 6:45 pm and reach Amritsar the next day at 7:45 am. After a brief break, the flight will depart for Amritsar at 9:15 am and will arrive at Delhi at 10:30 am.
Air India said to ANI, " It expects the new flight to cater to the needs of the ethnic communities by ensuring a hassle-free travel to the city of Golden Temple and will also help to enhance tourism and trade relations in general between the two countries in general".(ANI)