Air India announces its Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from October 6 today. The colorful city known for its scenic beauty, vibrant streets and shrines is not much of hard work anymore.
The flight from Bangkok will arrive in Chandigarh at 9.30 am. The flight to the Thailand capital will take off from the local airport at 1.30 pm.
Mohali Industries Association had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the non-operation of the Chandigarh international airport.
In its statement filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Air India state manager GS Tomar had said:
“Air India proposes to commence operations on the Chandigarh-Bangkok route from October 29, 2017, with the new A-320 Neo aircraft on four-flights-a-week basis”.
Taking note of the assertion, the Bench of Justice SS Saron and Justice Avneesh Jhingan asked the airline to plan its flight schedule in a way that would prevent limited watch hours at the airport from causing any disturbances.
The Bench was also told that the airline was awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for launching of hub and spoke flights for other international destinations from Chandigarh.
Simultaneously, Air India said the airline had no immediate plan to launch an Amritsar-Toronto flight.
The assertion came 10 months later after the Chandigarh-Bangkok flight by Air India was first announced. The flight was to start in April, but was deferred due to some issues.
The Division Bench headed by Justice SS Saron had also asked Air India to submit its status report on restarting the Amritsar-Birmingham flight by July 18.