The flag carrier airline of India, Air India will launch flights on the Mumbai-Amritsar-Stansted route thrice a week from October 31.
A senior official said that to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev the thrice-weekly flights will connect Amritsar to Stansted (UK).
Ramn Babu, the Air India General Manager (Marketing and Planning) told the media that the international flight would help Sikh pilgrims visiting Punjab on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
The 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft would operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
“Punjabi flavoured food will be served in the aircraft,” Ramn Babu said.
As per reports, the unique mouth-watering Punjabi dishes served to the passenger on board for both economy and business class.
Earlier, the United Kingdom Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh announced the long demanded direct flight from Amritsar-London.
On the domestic front, Air India will also start a direct flight between Amritsar and Patna from October 27, which again is big news for the Sikh community.
Gurdwara Patna Sahib in Bihar’s capital of Patna is a sacred place for the Sikh community as it was to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.