Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
speaking to my local travel agent, he informed me of a new airline starting up from birmingham to amritsar or delhi in november.
He mentioned it to be a possible charter flight, that it was a british company or at least uk based, would be once or twice per week, and that it was all ready to go, i.e. rights e.t.c all gained.
I am somewhat sceptical of new starters, especially after the controversy surrounding air slovakias uk-india route via slovakia, its advertisement campaign also seems to be somehwat missleading. (air slovakia due to fly from 29/6/03)
Ive searched on the net and have been unable to find any information.
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Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
Monarch and Air 2000 currently serve Goa, India on a charter basis. I'm sure I read once (in a Lonely Plannet guide I think) that passengers on a charter flight to India must travel as part of a package (i.e including accomodation), so I doubt they're planning charters!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19600 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2467 times:
Certainly interesting, even if it doesn't materialise.
I've been to Amritsar (home of Sikhism's fundamental Golden Temple), but I'm wondering whether there would be sufficent year-round demand to warrant a once- or twice-weekly non-stop service to BHX. Naturally, this service would be of great importance to Sikhs living in or originating from the UK, but not tourists. The current option of reaching Amristar from the UK is via DEL (from LHR) or via TAS (from BHX).
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B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
As long as they run the flights exclusively as charters with no sales in India or to Indian nationals (sales to Non-Resident Indians are permitted only as package tours) then the bilateral permits them to operate.
The demand is definitely there, (AI used to operate ATQ-SVO-BHX with the 707s) but the viability of a weekly route with restricted sales potential is questionable.