AirAsia’s inaugural service to the holy city of Amritsar, India, has taken flight. Located in the north-western part of India, the city is home to Sikh’s holiest shrines, Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) and historical and cultural sites including Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, the War and Partition Museum and Gobindgarh Fort.
Operated by AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X, Flight D7188 departed from Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia’s fun team dancing to Bhangra beats while guests and dignitaries onboard were treated to traditional Indian Laddu gifts amongst other entertainment inflight as part of the celebrations. Joining the inaugural festivities were AirAsia X Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail and AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial Barry Klipp.
AirAsia X Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah 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 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.”
To celebrate the new service, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM299 one-way on standard seats runs from August 16 until August 26, 2018 for travel period between August 16 until January 31, 2019.