June 21, 2011
British carrier bmi - the second largest airline at London Heathrow- may soon start services to Amritsar via Almaty, Kazakhsthan, Aerospace Diary learns from an official in Europe.
bmi is part of the Lufthansa family of airlines and also member of the Star Alliance. It had withdrawn flights from Mumbai a few years ago citing lack of passengers.
The flight from Amritsar to Heathrow via Almaty will be under 12 hours without any change of aircraft. It is the shortest time taken by any other carrier including Air India.
The introduction of bmi will make it Lufthansa Group's fourth airline into India till the winter schedule when Lufthansa withdraws from Hyderabad.