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Preet leads West Midlands MPs to campaign for flights from Birmingham to be restored

Updated: Aug 1, 2022


Preet Kaur Gill MP has galvanised 11 other West Midlands MPs with large Punjabi and Sikh diaspora communities, to continue the campaign for flights from Birmingham to Amritsar to be restored.


With more than 130,000 Sikhs in the West Midlands, MP's have now written to Mr Nipun Aggarwal, CCO of Air India, asking that regular and direct flight from Birmingham to Amritsar be reviewed. Direct flights resumed last August as Covid travel restrictions relaxed, however the regularity of flights has remained significantly scaled down. Currently there is only one direct flight per week to Amritsar, Punjab from Birmingham International Airport.


This follows correspondence from the group of 12 MP's to the CEO of Birmingham Airport (you can read that letter here) and​ is ahead of Airport directors meeting with Air India.


MP's include:

Preet Kaur Gill Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Taiwo Owatemi Member of Parliament for Coventry North West

Paulette Hamilton Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Erdington

Tahir Ali Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hall Green

Liam Byrne Member of Parliament for Hodge Hill

John Spellar Member of Parliament for Warley

Shabana Mahmood Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Ladywood

Khalid Mahmood Member of Parliament for Perry Barr

Steve McCabe Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Selly Oak

Jess Phillips Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Yardley

The Rt Hon Valerie Vaz Member of Parliament for Walsall South

Pat McFadden Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East


Read the full letter here:


Bham-Amritsar Air India Request 25-07-22
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