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Fri, 4 May 2018

AirAsia X to Launch Flights Between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar in Northern India

AirAsia X has unveiled plans to launch direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar in Northern India.

From 16 August 2018, the four times weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 The departing flight (D7188) will take off from klia2 at 19:20 to arrive at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar at 22:30.

 The return flight (D7189) is scheduled to depart from Amritsar at 23:45 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 08:05.

Amritsar is the third destination in India for AirAsia X and the 21st destination in India for AirAsia Group. AirAsia X’s two other destinations are New Delhi and Jaipur.

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 “Many Sikhs and Punjabis have been asking us to fly direct to Amritsar, home to the world famous Golden Temple, and we are pleased to be able to offer this direct service to this holy city,” said AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer, Benyamin Ismail. “This new route is part of our efforts to strengthen our position in India, which offers us the possibility of expanding Europe and North America. AirAsia X will focus on promoting Amritsar along with our existing destinations, New Delhi and Jaipur as part of our overall campaign focusing on Fly-Thru traffic from markets like Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.”

Amritsar is one of the top destinations in Punjab in the northwestern part of India, which is underserved from the Asia Pacific region. The city is also home to Sikh’s most sacred shrines, the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), and has plenty of historical monuments including Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border and Gobindgarh Fort.

Punjab Minister of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “Having AirAsia X flying direct to Amritsar is important to Punjabis all over the world. It is a preferred destination not only for the Punjabi diaspora but also for many foreign tourists. Connectivity is the heart of tourism in Punjab and the airline offers us its established wide network of connectivity that will link Amritsar to the cities it flies to and the rest of the world. We welcome AirAsia X to Amritsar, and we are happy that Punjabi diaspora and foreign tourists from destinations within the wide network of AirAsia including Australia and New Zealand will be able to travel to Amritsar and Punjab,” he said.

Passengers will be able to make use of AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service including Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Bali and Bangkok to connect to Amritsar from other cities within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive network with just one additional stop.

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