KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia AirAsia X has announced a new direct route from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar starting Aug 16 as part of its expansion plan in India this year.
In a statement yesterday, AirAsia said the four times weekly service will give its customers access to the northern Indian city, which has tremendous potential as a religious, tourism, commerce and trade destination.
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, said Benyamin.
Meanwhile, India’s Punjab state Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the service will offer wider connectivity between Amritsar and other cities of the world.
We welcome AirAsia X to Amritsar, and we are happy that the Punjabi diaspora and foreign tourists from destinations within the AirAsia network will be able to travel to Amritsar and Punjab, he said.
To celebrate the new route announcement, AirAsia X is offering promotional fares from RM199 one way for the economy seat and RM699 one way for Premium Flatbed seats for bookings on AirAsia’s mobile app for the travel period between Aug 16 and Oct 27.
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Source: NAM News Network