AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar
Celebrating AirAsia X’s introduction of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar on 16 August, flanked by some of the airline’s crew members, were: Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X; Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister; Benyamin Ismail, CEO, AirAsia X; and Barry Klipp, AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial. The LCC will offer four weekly flights on the 4,276-kilometre connection using A330-300s.
- AirAsia X introduced its third destination in India when it began flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Amritsar (ATQ) on 16 August. The long-haul LCC will operate the 4,276-kilometre airport pair four times weekly using its A330-300s. It faces direct competition from Malindo Air, which already offers daily flights on this route. AirAsia X already serves Delhi and Jaipur from its Kuala Lumpur base. Benyamin Ismail, CEO, AirAsia X said: “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.”