Air India initiates first commercial service to Bathinda

Air India initiates first commercial service to Bathinda

Air India began flights to Bathinda on Sunday 11 December. The three times weekly service to and from Delhi will be operated by Air India Regional’s ATR 72-600s. Celebrating the first scheduled service at the airport are: Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Civil Aviation Minister; Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister; and Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries.

  • Air India has become the first carrier to operate commercial services to and from Bathinda (BUP), the fifth largest city in the state of Punjab in north-west India. On 11 December the Star Alliance member began three times weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) flights on the 274-kilometre route from Delhi (DEL) using one of the eight 70-seat ATR 72-600s operated by its regional subsidiary Air India Regional. The Indian flag-carrier now serves 64 destinations non-stop from Delhi of which 36 are in India. The shortest route is the 230-kilometre sector to Jaipur while the longest is the 12,376-kilometre sector to San Francisco.

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