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AirAsia X begins service to the holy city of Amritsar

by on August 20, 2018
 

Since AirAsia X’s new service to the holy city of Amritsar was announced in May, it’s attracted attention from business and leisure travellers, as well as pilgrims. The inaugural flight D7188 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport kilia2 on 17th August 2018. On board, passengers enjoyed traditional Indian Laddu gifts as AirAsia’s fun team danced to Bhangra beats.

Also joining in the inaugural festivities were AirAsia X Chairman, Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail and AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial Barry Klipp. Upon arrival in Amritsar, they met the press, joined by Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu.

….. AirAsia is a pioneer of affordable long-haul travel and we are thrilled to be adding Amritsar to our fast-growing network. With more than 150,000 visitor seats on offer annually, there has never been a better time to visit this leading travel destination and commercial, cultural hub in the heart of Punjab. Rafidah Aziz

Since 2008, AirAsia has carried more than 19 million passengers across 21 cities in India. This number includes more than 300,000 guests on its long-haul network to New Delhi and Jaipur.

….. We are excited to bring the AirAsia experience to Amritsar for the very first time. Amritsar is of significant interest to tourists thanks to the Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) and the city’s numerous historic and cultural sites. Following a recent network review, Amristar and other cities in India were identified as being underserved from the Asia Pacific region, particularly when it comes providing affordable long-haul travel. We are confident the new services will prove popular for both tourist and domestic visitors alike. Benyamin Ismail

Promo Fares to Amritsar

To celebrate the new service, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in, one-way fares from MYR299/ INR5490. These fares are available for standard seats until 26th August 2018 for travel until 31st January 2019. You can also pick up a promotional all-in, one-way Premium Flatbed fare, from MYR699/ INR12,900.

The new evening flights D7188 and D7189, raise the number of AirAsia Group services between Malaysia and India to 85 weekly. This timing allows connecting passengers from 15 cities easy Fly-Thru connections.

These cities include Bali, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok, connecting via Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar as well as existing routes to New Delhi and Jaipur. Book tickets on the AirAsia website or their mobile apps on i{hone and Android.

Flight Schedule – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Amritsar, India (ATQ)

Flight No Departure Arrival Schedule
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Amritsar (ATQ) D7188 19:20 (7.20pm) 22:30 (10.30pm) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Amritsar (ATQ) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) D7189 23:45 (11.45pm) 8:05 (8.05am)

All times are local. Amritsar time is 2½ hours behind Kuala Lumpur time.

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