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bmi first to commence Amritsar London Heathrow direct service

bmi, British Midland International, Heathrow’s second largest airline, and a member of the Star Alliance will commence a thrice a week service between Amritsar and London Heathrow starting on 14 October 2011.

bmi Airbus A330-243bmi Airbus A330-242 G-WWBB. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Flights will operate to London Heathrow via Almaty in Kazakhstan. bmi will be the only airline to offer a direct route from Amritsar to the United Kingdom which has a very large Punjabi diaspora. Services will be operated on an Airbus A330 aircraft and will offer a full service Business Class and Economy cabin. The aircraft offers 36 Business and 196 Economy seats.

BD992 will depart Amritsar 04:10, arrive Almaty 07:45; depart Almaty 08:45, arrive London Heathrow 10:50 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

BD991 will depart Heathrow 09:55, arrive Almaty 23.20; depart Almaty 00.10+1, arrive Amritsar 02.45+1 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Business Class customers get a 60” seat pitch and seat recline of 50 degrees, electronic seat controls, in-seat power, a 15” personal video screen and comfortable noise cancelling headphones. Economy passengers get a 32” seat pitch with a recline of six degrees and a personal 15” seat back video screen.

bmi is offering promotional fares starting at Rs. 39,428 including taxes. The bmi India call centre is at 1 800 209 8070.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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