Air India has come up with a very sweet gesture to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday that is due to be celebrated on November 12, Tuesday this year. To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of the great saint, Air India has painted ‘Ik Omkar’ on the wing of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes run by Air India are known to be top-of-the-line in the business used for long-distance travels. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been launched to operate as a direct flight from Amritsar to London.
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, lauded the gesture of Air India by posting a tweet and a few pictures of the airplane.
Ik Omkar is an important symbol and mantra in the Sikh religion founded by Guru Nanak Dev. It means that there is one omnipresent God whose name is Om. Noting that Guru Nanak Jayanti is an auspicious opportunity to launch a direct flight to connect Amritsar and London, Air India did the needful without further delay. Ashwani Lohani, Air India CMD, told the press that the new look of the flight can also prove useful in encouraging tourism because these flights will be going all over the world.
The flight from Amritsar to London was launched on October 31, 2019. Now that the new flight has been launched, it will help a large number of Sikh diaspora living in the UK has welcomed this move joyously. All the passengers who travelled on this historic flight were given a warm welcome and a memento at the Stanstead airport in UK by Air India and airport staff.