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Message started by Amritsar Travel Administrator on Dec 14th, 2007, 12:14am
Title: Amritsar Airlines and Flights Introduction
Post by Amritsar Travel Administrator on Dec 14th, 2007, 12:14am
Welcome to Amritsar Travel Flights Discussion. Please add your experiences of flying to Amritsar.
Here is our personal overview to start the discussion!
There are Four main scheduled airlines to Amritsar: Turkmenistan, Jet Airways, Uzbekistan and Air India.
The most popular airline is Turkmenistan which flies 6 times a week to Amritsar - 4 times from Birmingham to Amritsar and 2 times from London Heathrow to Amritsar. There is a short stop over of around 90 minutes at Ashgabat. Flights are very reliable, punctual and although the service is basic, they offer amazing value for money - around £100 - £200 cheaper than Jet Airways.
Jet Airways is the only direct non stop flight from London Heathrow to Amritsar and has a reputation for excellent service. In our opinion it is the best way to fly to Amritsar from London although the prices tend to be at a premium since the flights get booked quickly. There are currently 3 flights a week for Jet Airways from London to Amritsar.
Uzbekistan flies to Amritsar from London 2 times a week via Tashkent. Stopover at Tashkent is around 2 to 2.5 hours. Like Turkmenistan it offers amazing value for money so if you are happy to stop over for 2 hours, you will save yourself some money.
Air India is the only airline which flies non stop from Birmingham to Amritsar. It has around 4 flights a week, Unfortunately Air India has had a patchy record for punctuality and major delays. Air India prices are normally higher than Turkmenistan but nowadays, people are increasingly booking Turkmenistan in preference to Air India - they would rather have a 2 hour stop over at Ashgabat than a major delay from Birmingham or Amritsar.
Air Slovakia flies Birmingham to Amritsar but it is treated as a chartered airline by the Civil Aviation Authority, Amritsar Travel chooses not to sell Air Slovakia and we would urge passengers to make sure they get an ATOL number and an ATOL receipt with their tickets. If a chartered airline goes bankrupt, only an ATOL number and an ATOL receipt will allow you to get your money from the Civil Aviation Authority. Do not rely on an ATOL logo - ask for an ATOL number and go to www.atol.org.ukand enter the ATOL number to check whether the Travel Agent you are paying the money to is bonded by the CAA.
Title: JET AIRWAYS - London Amritsar Flights 7 a week now
Post by Amritsar Travel Administrator on Jan 15th, 2008, 7:21pm
JET AIRWAYS FLIGHTS
As of today, Jet Airways now has London to Amritsar Flights 7 times a week!
Title: Travel Agents Portal
Post by Amritsar Travel Administrator on May 17th, 2008, 12:22pm
Amritsar Travel have developed an online booking engine for Turkmenistan Airlines as well as other airlines.
If you are a travel agent and would like to become our partner, we can allow you to use our online Amritsar Travel Booking engine:
Please email us on sales @ amritsartravel.com if you are interested in becoming one of our partners.
Title: Monarch Flights to Amritsar Stopped today.
Post by Amritsar Travel Administrator on Sep 20th, 2008, 12:53pm
Over the recent past few weeks, a number of you have enquired about booking Monarch Airline Flights to Amritsar. Despite all the publicity, we chose to not book these flights for our passengers. This may be us turning business away but our reputatation as Amritsar Travel is paramount.
Our position is that until a new airline establishes a track record, we will not offer these flights. Monarch Airline or also known as Bilga Air were planning to launch flights to Amritsar from Birmingham. We decided that it was too risky booking flights on a chartered airline before the airline has started operations.
This was a difficult decision for us since many potential passengers were frustrated with not being able to book BilgaAir Monarch Flights with Amritsar Travel.
However we have now been informed that BilgaAir has decided not to proceed with their operations and have cancelled all their flights from Birmingham to Amritsar. We are sorry to hear this since it would have been a great service to people in the West Midlands following Air India's cancellation of their non stop flight to Amritsar. We know the people behind Bilga Air have put in a great amount of effort but in the current climate it was always going to be difficult.
For the information of our passengers, we would like to inform them that Amritsar Travel has not booked a single seat on this the Monarch/ Bilga Air airline and we were not planning to book any tickets until the operation had been sucessfully established for a minimum of 3 months.
Therefore none of our passengers are affected by this.
We want to re-assure our customers that Amritsar Travel chooses which airline to sell or not. We do not take short term, quick profit decisions as we want to offer a service of the highest integrity. Hence we sell Turkmenistan Airlines and Jet Airways as the main carriers to Amritsar. These are scheduled airlines.
We still choose not to sell Air Slovakia or Royal Atlantic because they are chartered airlines. We would urge customers to ensure they are covered by an ATOL confirmation Invoice for their financial peace of mind.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Title: Save "Amritsar Airport"
Post by Amritsar Travel Administrator on Nov 14th, 2008, 4:22pm
New Delhi, November 11: Former cricketer and BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday asked the Centre and the Punjab government to take urgent steps to save Raja Sansi Airport at Amritsar from closure in the wake of some major airlines withdrawing flights from the airport.
Sidhu, who met Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel in New Delhi, said factors like ‘high’ landing charges, delay in completion of work and lack of facilities for cargo activities, among other things, were deterring airlines from operating from the holy city.
He pointed out that the decision by some carriers to discontinue global flights from Amritsar "has come as a bolt, which in turn will demoralise the investors, thereby affecting the livelihood of thousands" and wanted the government to take corrective measures.
The economic downturn has forced some Indian and foreign carriers to curtail some of their international services from Amritsar during the past few weeks.
Claiming that landing charges in Amritsar were "much higher" than those at Delhi airport, Sidhu demanded that the charges be slashed by 50 per cent.
On aeronautical charges, the Ministry maintained that since 2003, the newly declared international airports like Amritsar were charging the same rates as those of other domestic airports. This decision of the government was in operation since April 2003, official sources said.
Sidhu urged the Centre and the state government to "take urgent necessary measures to save Amritsar airport from a close down" and demanded that funds be immediately released for acquisition of 40 acres of land for expanding the airport.
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