Air India will commence operations on the Amritsar (Punjab)-Nanded (Maharashtra) route, November 10 onwards.

Nanded, a city in Maharashtra, is an important pilgrimage destination for the Sikh community.

“This flight will fulfil the long standing demand of pilgrims, non-resident Indians and tourists from Europe, the US, the UK, Gulf nations and the business community from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh,” said a statement by Air India.

The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight AI 816 would depart Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar at 1130 hours and arrive at Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport, Nanded at 1405 hours. The return flight would depart Nanded Airport at 1500 hours and arrive at Amritsar Airport at 1730 hours.

The airline plans to operate its Airbus A321 (Sharklets) for this service.