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Air India paints ‘Ek Onkar’ symbol on Boeing 787

Air India will launch a new flight connecting Amritsar with London Stansted on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism, on October 31. The Boeing 787 aircraft, which will bring thousands of Sikhs to their most important pilgrim city, will also sport an important religious symbol ‘Ek Onkar’ or ‘God is One’ to mark the celebrations. The 256-seater aircraft will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. ‘Looking at full flights’ An airline official said London Stansted was designated as Air India’s third point of call due to the unavailability of slots at Heathrow airport. The distance between the two airports is nearly 105 km. “Though we launched the flight on a month’s notice, the loads are very good. I look at full flights in the near future,” Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani told The Hindu about the response from travellers.The menu on these flights will reflect the flavours of Punjab and will include items like Amritsari Kulche, Rajma and rice, among other options. The Golden Temple, the crown jewel of Sikhism, is located in Amritsar and houses the holy book Guru Granth Sahib.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/air-india-paints-ek-onkar-symbol-on-boeing-787/article29817967.ece

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