London-Amritsar now set for August 4 start date

Jet Airways now says its planned London-Amritsar service will launch on August 4.The independent Indian airline will fly three times a week (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) using a wide-bodied Airbus A330-200.

Flights will depart Heathrow at 2235 reaching Amritsar at 1135 the next day. The inbound service departs Amritsar at 1455 reaching Heathrow at 2235.

The city of Amritsar is situated in the northern state of Punjab and is famed for the Golden Temple. Amritsar is also a major commercial, cultural and transportation hub.

Jet Airways’ 226-seater A330-300 will operate in a two-class layout with 196 economy and 30 business class seats. Business class seating will be similar to the fully lie-flat beds currently installed in Jet Airways’ Airbus A340s which currently ply between Heathrow, Mumbai and Delhi.

Catering on board will include Indian dishes sourced from London restaurant “The Bombay Brasserie.” A host of entertainment options are available with Sky Screen.

Jet Airways’ website cannot quote fares or accept bookings from travellers based in the UK. So check with a travel agent for the best rates.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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