Saudi Arabian Airlines operating as Saudia was founded in year 1945 When U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented a Douglas DC-3 as a gift to King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. It is a fully owned government agency under the control of the Ministry of Defense, with TWA running the airline under a management contract. This airline is the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and its main operational base is situated at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). It also has other hubs which are Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH), and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). It is the member of Arab Air Carriers Organization and SkyTeam. It joined the Sky Team airline alliance on May 29, 2012. This airline also has won various awards in aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing and Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine, among others.
Located in the north western part of India, Amritsar is a perfect blend of culture and tradition values. Formally known as Ramdaspur, the city is a religious center for the Sikh community. Due to the presence of educational institutions, business enterprises and industrial interests, the city is one of the most admirable and famous cities of Punjab. It is not just Indians who come here to have a glimpse of its beauty, but travellers across the world also love to visit Amritsar. The historical value of Amritsar is high and reflects a deeper side of Indian culture. The landmark of the city is the Golden Temple, officially called as Harmindar Sahib. Local people of the city commonly call it Hari Mandir that stands for ‘The temple of the Lord’ as well as Darbar Sahib which means ‘the court divine’.
Besides the Golden temple, there are some other popular places which also have great importance in the land of Punjab as well as India. Places like Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana temple, Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University and Harike Wetland Lake offer you some beautiful moments to spend with your loved ones. Amritsar is also quite near to Wagah Boarder (Indo-Pak line of control) where a large number of visitors love to go. The more you explore, the more you enjoy! That is the beauty of this magnificent city. Moving in and around the city, you will get the glimpse of handicraft items, carpets and fabrics. The ‘Punjabi Cuisines’ will give you sheer pleasure of visiting this part. You will simply love to taste the lip-smacking foods of this city. The best time to visit Amritsar is from the months of November to the months of February. During this time, the climate becomes quite pleasant and you can enjoy the best time here. Amritsar is also well connected to the Capital of India- Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu.
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Amritsar International Airport, Rajasansi, Amritsar - 143101, Punjab, India
Tel: 0183 2214166 | Fax: 0183 2214358