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.
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.