The latest destination to be added on national carrier Air India’s network is Ludhiana in Punjab. The inaugural flight from Delhi -Ludhiana on May 13th had 46 passengers on board, including Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Ludhiana Member of Parliament Manish Tiwari and several other MPs from the state.
The flight service would help the passengers easily connect to the industrial hub – Punjab and provide an immediate connection to passengers travelling from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
The flight service will be operated on all the days of week and will use ATR42-320, 48 seater aircraft. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the flight will operate onward to Pathankot from Ludhiana. On the return journey, the flight will leave Ludhiana at 1435 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrive at Delhi at 1555 hrs. On other days of the week, it will depart from Ludhiana at 1245 hrs and land at Delhi at 1355 hrs.