AMRITSAR, 3 MAY 2018 – AirAsia X will open a direct route from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar in northern India as part of its expansion plan in India this year.
Effective 16 August, the low-cost airline will offer four weekly flights.
AirAsia X will operate four weekly return services between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The departing flight (D7188) will take off from klia2 at 1920 to arrive in the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar at 2230. The return flight (D7189) will depart from Amritsar at 2345 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 0805.
Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple is known as a holy city and a tourism and trade hub.
The airline’s management said flights would give the route 156,832 seats annually between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar.
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.
AirAsia X chief executive officer, Benyamin Ismail said, “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.
“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,” he said.
Guests can use AirAsia’s ‘Fly-Thru’ service in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Bali and Bangkok to connect to Amritsar from other cities within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s network with just one additional stop.
Amritsar is home to Sikh’s most sacred shrines, the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), and has an abundance of historical monuments including Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border and Gobindgarh Fort.
To celebrate the new route announcement, AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in fares from as low as MYR 199* one way for the economy seat and MYR 699* one way for Premium Flatbed seats open for bookings on airasia.com until 13 May and on AirAsia’s mobile app for the travel period between 16 August and 27 October 2018.
*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.
Note: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated.