The national carrier Air India (AI) has announced the introduction of non top flights to and from Amritsar to Bangkok from May 14, 2018.
According to the announcement made by Air India, Flight AI 336 will leave Bangkok at 1300 hrs and will arrive Amritsar at 2005 hrs. In return flight AI 337 will leave from Amritsar at 0545 hrs and will arrive Bangkok at 1000 hrs.
The flight will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
According to Air India the new flight is a part of its efforts to increase and augment services on key routes. However, the service will remain in effect till May 30 and a decision on its extension will be taken based on the response it gets.
This is an important announcement keeping the fact in mind that the government on March 28, had floated a preliminary information memorandum inviting bidders to buy 76 per cent stake in Air India along with transfer of management control.
As per the bid document, bidders would be required to have a minimum net worth of Rs 5,000 crore and should have posted profit after tax in three of the previous five financial years from the Expression of Interest (EoI) deadline. The last date for submission of the bids is May 14.