Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) will launch a new direct route out of Amritsar to Birmingham Int'l, the first intercontinental service at the Punjabi airport, on February 20, 2018.

The route will be operated 2x weekly using B787-8 equipment. According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the Indian flag carrier currently connects Amritsar to Birmingham 7x weekly via its main hub at Delhi Int'l. This route's frequency will be reduced to 5x weekly after February 20.

The new service will be Air India's fifth route to the United Kingdom. On top of the Delhi-Birmingham flights, the carrier currently connects London Heathrow with Ahmedabad, Delhi Int'l, and Mumbai Int'l.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Amritsar currently sees mostly domestic traffic with IndiGo Airlines, Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways, and Vistara. The most popular international services out of the Punjabi gateway are Dubai Int'l (14x weekly), Kuala Lumpur Int'l (7x weekly), Doha Hamad Int'l, and Ashgabat (6x weekly each).