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.
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.
“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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