After a long gap of 10 years, the commercial flights will finally start operating from Delhi to Ludhiana from Sahnewal domestic airport, Ludhiana. The Alliance Airline, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate direct flights between Delhi and Ludhiana. Currently, the aircraft will have a seating capacity of 40 passengers and will gradually increase its accommodation as the passenger traffic picks up.
On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday the flight will take off from Delhi at 1100 hrs and will arrive in Ludhiana at 1215 hrs. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday the flight will be extended to Pathankot also. On these days, the flights will take off from Ludhiana for Pathankot at 1235 hrs and land there at 1315 hrs.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal welcomed the development and is likely to be on board for the maiden flight from Delhi on May 13. Till June 30, the fare for one sided journey between Ludhiana-Delhi will be about Rs 2430 inclusive of all taxes.