There was a traditional lamp-lighting ceremony at Amritsar Airport to mark the launch of Vistara’s arrival on 1 February. The full-service carrier will operate daily flights competing with Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet who between them already offer nine daily flights on the 414-kilometre route.
- Vistara has made Amritsar (ATQ) its latest destination. On 1 February the Indian full-service carrier began daily flights on the 414-kilometre route from Delhi (DEL) using its A320s, of which it now has 13. This new service faces competition from three carriers who operate a total of nine daily flights; Air India and Jet Airways four each and SpiceJet one. Commenting on Amritsar’s potential and congratulating Vistara on the launch of the new service, Prakash Singh Badal, Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab, said: “It is very heartening to see Amritsar expanding its air connectivity across the length and breadth of the country and to the world. Introduction of the new flights from Amritsar to Delhi by Vistara will definitely help not only the people of the state, but all countrymen who travel within the country and overseas. It will truly help Punjab harness its industrial, tourism, religious as well as business growth potential. I congratulate Vistara on the launch of this new service to and from Amritsar, and wish the airline great success.” Vistara now serves 15 destinations non-stop from Delhi where it now operates just over 6% of domestic flights, well behind IndiGo (33.6%), Jet Airways (18.5%) and Air India (16.8%).