September 25, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
AMRITSAR: A direct flight going to start a thrice weekly fligh between Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar to Stansted Airport, London going to start a thrice weekly fligh from November this to mark 550th parkash gurpurb of Guru Nanak Jee. It will be a thrise weekly flight.
This information was shared with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister of Indian Union also released this information.
“As a mark of respect to Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharaj & the dignity of the momentous occasion, the Union Cabinet led by PM Shri Narendra Modi ji took key decisions to celebrate 550th Prakash Parv of the founder of the Sikh faith”, Hardeep Singh Puri said in a post shared on Facebook.
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (Slough, UK) said:
“It’s wonderful news that finally there will be direct flights commenced in November 2019 from London to Amritsar.
The thrice weekly flights, operating between London #Stansted and Amritsar, is welcome news to coincide with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
I’m grateful to Air India and the Indian government for having taken this decision. It’s been a long-standing issue for the Punjabi diaspora and I’d like to commend fellow Parliamentarians, Amritsar Vikas Manch, Seva Trust UK and other organisations who have supported this demand.
I’m sure that with the help of the community, it will be a very successful route.”