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Tan Dhesi, Shawait Malik to jointly pursue for Amritsar-London direct flights

Both agrees upon proposal for Air India’s Europe-Punjab air connectivity

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Jalandhar , 25 Aug 2018

British Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Punjab BJP President Shawait Malik MP will jointly pursue the move for resuming direct flights between holy city Amritsar-London. BJP leader has assured Mr Dhesi to proceed the case with union civil aviation minister in the coming days.After meeting with Malik here on Friday to get air connectivity of Europe with Punjab, Dhesi said “Our discussions centred around the need to recommence direct flights between Heathrow Airport UK and SGRD Airport Amritsar.  As a former Mayor of holy city, he is passionate that the city’s economy and well being should be advanced, and had already done a great deal to improve airport infrastructure.”Dhesi, who is in India on holiday, informed that Malik has promised he would champion the cause to resume direct flights between Amritsar and the major global hub of London without delay.  “Malik has also assured that he will personally take this matter up with union minister Jayant Sinha”, said Dhesi. UK parliamentarian remarked that “We both agreed that the best option is to use the existing Air India slots at Heathrow Airport (for the twice daily Heathrow-Delhi flights) and make one of them as Heathrow-Amritsar-Delhi”.He added that the Air India is a national carrier and the decision will be taken by the central government.  Dhesi, who seemed very pleased with their interaction, stated that “With Malik’s involvement, it seems that this direct flight campaign will finally achieve its goal, thereby benefitting travellers from my own Slough constituency, the UK, others connecting from North America, Europe and of course Punjabis including neighbouring states as well.


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