New Delhi: Sikh pilgrims who are aspiring to visit Punjab on the occasion of Guru Purab can now take an Air India flight which connects Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar to Stansted Airport in London, stated news agency ANI. The flight commences from Mumbai airport.

The airline offers thrice-a-week service starting from October 31 to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev. Earlier, a Sikh symbol ‘Ek Onkar’ was painted on the tail of Air India‘s Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of the Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations. This symbol represents the core tenet of Sikh religious philosophy which is ‘one supreme reality’.

On Thursday, Air India airline tweeted pictures of ministers and guests lighting the lamp and handing over the boarding pass to young passengers. The airline’s tweet read: “#FlyAI : Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Shri Som Prakash Chief Guest, CMD Ashwani Lohani and distinguished guests lighting the ceremonial lamp and handing over the boarding pass to young passengers of our maiden flight to London @STN_Airport.”

The ministers and guests visited the Amritsar Airport to flag off the inaugural flight to Stansted Airport in London. It must be noted that Air India already offers thrice-a-week air service from Amritsar to Birmingham and vice-versa.