The private carrier, SpiceJet on Tuesday marked the launch of its two new daily flights from Amritsar to Bangkok and Goa, commencing on 6 November by handing over the first ticket to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

A three-member team from SpiceJet, led by Chief Customer Service Officer Kamal Hingorani, met the CM at his official residence to announce the launch of the new flights from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport.

Lauding the initiative, Amarinder said that there was a huge potential of tourism in Punjab, especially the holy city of Amritsar, which is visited by a large number of devotees thronging from around the world to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib and Durgiana Mandir, besides paying tributes to the great martyrs at Jallianwala Bagh.

The CM also asked the SpiceJet authorities to start more flights between Amritsar and other destinations in the country and abroad. He also emphasised the need to start a direct flight from Mohali International Airport to Singapore in view of the huge demand from the people in the region.

Hingorani apprised the CM that SpiceJet was the first and only carrier to offer daily direct connectivity on the routes of both Amritsar- Bangkok-Amritsar and Amritsar- Goa-Amritsar. Bangkok is notably the second international destination after Dubai that Spice- Jet will be connecting via a direct flight from Amritsar.

Bangkok is one of the most preferred international destinations for Indian tourists. Goa is also one of India’s favourite travel destinations.