Mumbai: AirAsia’s inaugural service to the Holy City of Amritsar (Punjab), took flight in mid-August, adding an exciting new destination to the airline’s fast-growing long-haul network.
Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X said, “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 1,50,000 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.”
Since 2008, AirAsia has carried more than 19 million passengers across 21 cities in India, including more than 3,00,000 guests on its long-haul network to New Delhi and Jaipur.
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, Amritsar and other cities in India were identified as being underserved from the Asia Pacific region, particularly when it comes to providing affordable long-haul travel. We are confident the new services will prove popular for tourists and domestic visitors alike.”
The new evening flights D7 188 and D7 189, departing Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar bring the number of AirAsia Group services between Malaysia and India to 85 weekly. Flight D7 189 (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun) will depart Amritsar at 23.45 pm and arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 08.05 am while D7 188 (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun) will depart Kuala Lumpur at 19:20 pm and arrive at Amritsar at 22.30 pm.
To celebrate the new service, AirAsia offered limited period promotional all-in-fares (inclusive of taxes) from RM299/ Rs. 5490 one-way on standard seats for travel period from August 16, 2018 until January 31, 2019.
The award winning Premium Flatbed was also available for booking at promotional all-in-fares (inclusive of taxes) from RM699 / Rs. 12,900.
Guests from 15 cities including Bali, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok will be able to connect (via Kuala Lumpur) to Amritsar alongside existing routes to New Delhi and Jaipur using AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free connecting air travel experience.
Fly-Thru is a paid service of conveniently transferring from one flight to another (international transfers only) without the hassle of going through the immigration process again and having to collect baggage while in transit.
AirAsia was the first low-cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats with standard business class specifications like fully reclinable seat, universal power socket, adjustable headrest and built-in personal utilities.
Passengers are also entitled to 40kg baggage allowance, inflight meal, inflight entertainment, pillow and duvet, as well as access to the AirAsia Premium Red Lounge in Kuala Lumpur. Just after the Premium Flatbed cabins is Quiet Zone, an exclusive seating area between rows 7 and 14. This area ensures minimal noise and other disturbances, and comes with soft ambient lighting.
AirAsia has been named World’s Best Low Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards 10 times in a row from 2009 to 2018. Air Asia was also awarded World’s Leading Low Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards.