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Reply #15 - 06. Jul 2005 at 19:28
 
Passenger demand for the newly launched flight from Amritsar
 
There is great passenger demand for the Birmingham flight, even in the business class.  
 
The inaugural flight was jam-packed and the flight is booked for the next two months. There is strong demand from the market to make the flight a daily one. (At present, the flight operates three times a week).  
 
This is one route that we have to service. The airline is also looking at providing surface transportation to passengers travelling on this flight and wanting to go to Heathrow airport in London.
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Reply #16 - 10. Jul 2005 at 02:13
 
As the demand of airbourne travel increases, the management of SkyEyes Airlines has decided and planned to introduce the passenger services. As planned, we will establish routes that will be truly alternatives for passengers. The passenger flights of SkyEyes Airlines will take-off in 2005.  
The aircraft
The aircraft we use is Lockheed L-1011 /250 Tristar. This is our wide-body long-range passenger plane and can fly non-stop up to 10:30 hours with 337 seats in maximum configuration.  
The routes
SkyEyes Airlines passenger flights will fly between:  
Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)  
Bombay, India (BOM)  
Amritsar, India (ATQ)  
Birmingham, UK (BHX)  
 
 
 Our planned schedule: (all in local time)  
 
 Day Flight From To Dep Arr  
 Mon I6-541 BKK BOM 10:00 12:15  
  I6-542 BOM BKK 13:00 19:15  
 
 Tue I6-541 BKK BOM 10:00 12:15  
  I6-542 BOM BKK 13:00 19:15  
 
 Wed I6-841 BKK ATQ 21:00 23:40  
 
 Thu I6/SGD-8411 ATQ BHX 00:25 05:25  
  I6/SGD-8412 BHX ATQ 06:10 19:10  
  I6-842 ATQ BKK 19:55 02:35  
 
 Fri I6-841 BKK ATQ 21:00 23:40  
 
 Sat I6/SGD-8411 ATQ BHX 00:25 05:25  
  I6/SGD-8412 BHX ATQ 06:10 19:10  
  I6-842 ATQ BKK 19:55 02:35  
 
Source: http://www.skyeyesairlines.com/passenger.php
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Reply #17 - 10. Jul 2005 at 02:18
 
What are your views about this new airline starting from Bangkok to Amritsar and Birmingham? Please write your suggestions and comments below.
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Reply #18 - 10. Jul 2005 at 03:31
 

I would prefer a flight from London (heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted) direct to Amritsar. Is there any scope for this?
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Reply #19 - 19. Jul 2005 at 07:26
 
Amritsar airport terminal building to become operational by August
Ashok Sethi and Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service
 
Amritsar, July 17
The much-delayed work on Amritsar's Rajasansi International Airport terminal building, which had remained stalled for a considerable period of time and generated some controversy due to it's redesigning , has finally been given a go-ahead by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It is likely to become operational next month.  
 
The Chairman of the National Minorities Commission and member of the Parliamentary Panel on Civil Aviation, Mr Tarlochan Singh, told The Tribune on phone from New Delhi that the Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, had assured the panel that the arrival block of the terminal building phase I was already under construction. It was planned to be completed and put into operation by the end of this month. The equipment for the arrival block had already arrived.  
 
He added that work was continuing simultaneously on the departure area of the terminal building and was likely to be completed by October 2005. The minister promised that the entire terminal building would be ready by November this year. Plans were also underway to expand the terminal building in view of the manifold increase in the passenger traffic at the Amritsar International Airport.
 
The Director Airport, Mr V.S Mulekar, too said the ministry had given the go-ahead and the entire conveyor belt equipment and other amenities were being added on war footing to complete the project and to commence the operation by next month.
 
Mr Tarlochan Singh said during the Parliamentary meeting of the Ministry of Civil Aviation held on July 11 he had strongly favoured that the cargo potential of Punjab should be fully exploited to benefit the local industry and agriculture. He had suggested that Air-India and Indian Airlines should commence cargo flights from the Amritsar airport. Air-India had already offered 15 tonnes of cargo payloads on its flights to Birmingham and Canada for the benefit of exporters based in Punjab.
 
A Rajya Sabha Member, Mr Tarlochan Singh, lauded the ministry for starting Air-India flight from Amritsar and added that the Air-India Express, a low-cost airline, was keen on starting its operations from Amritsar very soon. He added that the Air- India Express was already operating from three cities in Kerala and had become popular.
 
The Airport Authority of India, despite having been under fire for not providing passenger amenities, had not ordered 500 additional trolleys at the airport. However, it was expected that trolleys would be added within the next two months.
 
Mr Tarlochan Singh pointed out that the present air-conditioning in both arrival and departure lounge, including security areas, would be further augmented and the process was likely to be completed by the end of August. He added that at present the Amritsar airport was charging only domestic rates from the various airlines, and no international airport charges were being made.
 
At present more than 58 flights are operating during the week taking passengers to various destinations around the globe. More than two and half lakh passengers use the airport around the year and by the end of 2010 the figure is going to jump at least five lakh.
 
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Reply #20 - 21. Jul 2005 at 23:39
 
250 passengers escape Air India plane fire
 
Press Trust of India
Posted online: Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 0952 hours IST
Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 1522 hours IST
 
Amritsar, July 20: Nearly 250 passengers, onboard an Air India flight to Canada from new Delhi via Amritsar, had a narrow escape today when one of its wheels caught fire immediately after the plane landed at International Rajasansi Airport here.  
 
Airport Director V S Mulekar confirmed the incident but refused to give details saying that all passengers were safe.  
 
Giving details of the incident, airport sources said as soon as the Air India Delhi-Amritsar-Canada flight 187 landed at Rajasansi International Airport here, one of its wheels caught fire.  
 
Fire tenders were pressed into service and the blaze was controlled within no time. No passengers were hurt in the incident, they said.  
 
The passengers will now travel to Canada by another flight past midnight, they said.  
 
The plane was sent to Mumbai for repair.  
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Reply #21 - 11. Aug 2005 at 22:51
 
Minister urged to improve airport facilities  
Pawan Kumar
 
The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, and Rajya Sabha Member, Mr Tarlochan Singh, has urged the Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, to depute a committee of senior officers to assess the immediate requirements of Rajasansi International Airport at Amritsar.  
 
Mr Tarlochan Singh, in a letter to the minister, a copy of which was released to Amritsar Plus, appreciated the “go ahead” signal given by the minister for the completion of arrival and departure lounges at the newly-constructed terminal building at the airport.  
 
He said that in view of more than 50 weekly flights being operational from the airport and a large number of passengers using the facilities, the improvement in infrastructure was a must. As the facilities were not up to the mark, there was resentment among NRIs and foreign tourists visiting the Holy City.  
 
It may be recalled that the minister for civil aviation had stalled the construction of the modern terminal building in view of the new design. This caused a considerable delay in the opening of the arrival and departure lounges. Mr Tarlochan Singh added that he had urged the minister to allow the use of the newly-constructed terminal building for the convenience of the passengers.
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Reply #22 - 18. Aug 2005 at 18:14
 
Rajasansi airport gets Rs 80 cr for makeover  
To have state-of-the-art facilities

 
Ashok Sethi and Rashmi Talwar  
Rajasansi (Amritsar), August 17
 
Following unprecedented passenger rush, the “Corporate Headquarters, Airport Authority of India” (AAI), Delhi, has approved a sum of Rs 80 crore for the upgrade of Rajasansi International Airport here.  
A similar sum of Rs 79.76 crore had earlier been approved for the airport.  
The airport has become a lucrative destination for overseas airlines, with a number of new airlines starting their operations here. With 45 flights a week, the volume of passengers has increased manifold and is currently at three lakh per annum — three times more than expected.  
Keeping this in view, the original design of the airport is being proposed to be modified with fresh additions.  
V.S. Mulekar, who has prepared the project to increase the terminal area and for the state-of-the-art facilities at the airport, said the present terminal building would prove to be inadequate in relation with the passenger statistics and confirmed that a formal approval for the grant was given on August 11.  
A majority of the funds would go into increasing the constructed area from the present of 17,500 sq ft to 32,000 sq ft, with an addition of another storey to the incomplete terminal building.  
A sum of Rs 28 crore would be utilised on air-conditioning plants and corresponding backup, including a 66 KV power substation.  
To give the state-of-the-art look to the interiors, its two stories would be divided using “skalzip” — a new transparent building material with additional insulation. For this, some pillars and certain portion of the roof would be pulled down.  
The terminal building would be facilitated with world-class duty-free shopping arcades, four sets of escalators, same number of passenger elevators, four baggage conveyer belts of 60 m in length each, common user terminal (CUT) system with 16 check-in counters (to be increased to 30), world-class weighing scales-cum-X ray machines on conveyor belts, underground public address system, close circuit cameras, smoking zones, cellophane wrapping facility, special toilets for the handicapped, besides baggage reconciliation system.  
A new telephone exchange, four “aero-bridges”, instead of the previous one, besides advanced lightening arrestors would be installed.  
The project also envisages beautification of approach to the airport, including new lighting, landscaping and fountains.  
The current visitors’ hall would be demolished to make way for a new concept of central concourse hall for visitors and passengers. A fee of Rs 30 each would be charged from each visitor there.  
A snack bar, cabins for childcare, medical inspection room, smoking zones, office for various airlines besides a restaurant on a 400 sq ft area would also be added.  
The current capacity of the airport terminal building was 500 passenger, which would be increased to three times the capacity, added the Airport Director, who had previously upgraded airports at Patna, Bhopal and Goa.  
He said the work was expected to begin in six months after estimates, tendering and work awarding were completed. The work would be completed within a year and half from its inception, he added.
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Reply #23 - 18. Aug 2005 at 18:15
 
What do you think about this article about the new Amritsar airport expansion?
 
Please write your comments and views about this article.
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Reply #24 - 18. Aug 2005 at 18:15
 
Air Italy to start more flights to Amritsar
Ashish Sharma / Jalandhar August 17, 2005
 
Air Italy has introduced a direct flight once a week to Amritsar and will increase it to twice a week next month.  
 
“B4 for your”, an Italian travel agency of a person of Punjabi origin, has taken the initiative to start the air service.  
 
“Delhi-bound flights from Italy earlier took long hours, including transit time,” said Raghvir Singh, managing director of Air Italy, adding that by September Air Italy would operate two flights a week to Amritsar and three by December, depending on the rush.  
 
He said new flights from Italy would be successful in promoting religious tourism also. For “Amritdhari Sikhs”, special Punjabi food would be served and even the crew would converse with them in their own language. “The main problem for a person visiting Italy for the first time is that they find difficulty in communication,” he claimed.  
 
“We have talked to the state government, which encouraged us to start the flight because in the near future, it wanted to promote the state in general and Amritsar in particular as main centre of religious tourism,” he said.  
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Reply #25 - 18. Aug 2005 at 18:18
 
This is good news for those who are living in Italy and other neighbouring countries who have a direct flight to Amritsar, without the use of Air India flights to Delhi and catch anotehr connecting flight to Amritsar and vice-versa.
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Reply #26 - 22. Aug 2005 at 21:34
 
Aeroflot mulling Moscow-Amritsar flights  
 
Moscow, August 21
Russian carrier Aeroflot is weighing the option of operating flights between Amritsar and Moscow to cater to the increasing demand of people from Punjab travelling to Europe, Canada and the USA.  
 
The airliner, which operates flights between Moscow and Delhi and also Mumbai, “is exploring the possibility (of flying to Amritsar). The feasibility studies are on”, Mr Tatiana Zotova, Marketing Director of Aeroflot, told a group of visiting Indian reporters here.  
 
As Amritsar has the potential to offer enhanced passenger flow to Europe and North America, the airliner is keen on exploring the possibility of operating between Amritsar and Moscow, he said.  
 
Carrying on an average 25,000 passengers per month to Moscow, the airline was optimistic that a new route would largely cater to the people from Punjab frequenting Toronto, London and Milan. — PTI
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Reply #27 - 22. Aug 2005 at 21:35
 
26 off-loaded from AI flight to Birmingham  
Ashok Sethi
 
Amritsar, August 21
As many as 26 passengers were off-loaded from the Air-India flight to Birmingham and Toronto in view of the overbooked flight emanating from Mumbai via Delhi.  
 
The agitated passengers were later sent to Delhi by a special air-conditioned coach for taking flights to the UK and Canada.
 
The Station Manager of Air India, Mr Ashwani Arora, said that the Air-India flight had become very popular with a large number of NRI Punjabi population settled in the UK and Canada during its three months of operation. He said that the carrier had been facing this problem, as more and more passengers were opting for this flight. Mr Arora said it had been the general practice to accommodate such passengers through additional facilities, including stay in hotels and provide them seats on other flights. Special arrangement was also made for the off-loaded passengers so that they faced little inconvenience to reach their destination.
 
Meanwhile the passengers who could not board the Air-India flight pleaded with the airport staff to accommodate them in the flight but the airlines authorities expressed their inability to do so in view of the packed flight.
 
An aggrieved passenger, Ms Sushma Sharma, a club class ticket holder, who had to attend the marriage of her niece in Toronto on August 22, rued that she was carrying wedding gifts and other items, and now she was in a quandary as there was no chance of her attending the wedding.
 
Mr Vijay Gupta, a Canadian national, who had to join his job next week, faced a similar predicament, as he would not be able to report for duty on time.
 
Mr Arora, however, said that both these passengers did not carry confirmed tickets as their travel agent in Jalandhar had misled them that Air-India would definitely would provide them seats.
 
In view of the popularity of the Air India’s direct flight, the confederation of Indian Industry has sought more daily flights.
 
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Reply #28 - 24. Aug 2005 at 19:40
 
I've just checked out flight schedules for Amritsar in November 2005 on www.oagflights.com and sign up for a free trial. I have found that Malaysia Airlines are planning to launch tri-weekly flights from 3rd November 2005, although this is not been published on news or any reports.
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Reply #29 - 25. Aug 2005 at 19:20
 
yes sir. the malaysian airlines is starting to fly to amritsar on 3 november on tuesday thursday and saturday flight no. mh 176 is comfirmed. i confirmed this with their airlines in singapore. they were suppose to start flying in mid august but they did not have enough aircraft. they are now leasing three more aircraft from another airlines and will receive them in mid october and start flying in november.
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