AirAsia X resumes flights from Amritsar to Kuala Lumpur

An AirAsia X aircraft at Kuala Lumpur Airport
Arnaud-Victor Monteux, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

AirAsia X (AAX) has now reinstated its much-awaited direct flight service between Amritsar, India, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This move not only bridges the geographical gap but also moves to meet demand from both leisure and business travelers.

The resurrection of this route, offering four weekly flights, comes at a pivotal time when air travel demand is continuing its resurgence.

A Grand Welcome

The resumption of this route was celebrated with a grand welcome ceremony that echoed the importance of strengthening the bonds between India and Malaysia through seamless air connectivity.

Dignitaries from the High Commission of India, represented by Mr. Aditya Fotedar, Second Secretary, and Tourism Malaysia, represented by Mr. Hafiz Hazin, Deputy Director International Promotion Division (Asia/Africa), graced the occasion.

Photo Credit: AirAsia X


Their presence emphasized the significance of this renewed connection. Upon landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2), travelers were treated to a memorable experience.

They were welcomed with limited-edition merchandise giveaways, symbolizing the warmth and hospitality of Malaysia. Additionally, a special Sikh ceremony took place, underscoring the unity of diverse cultures that both India and Malaysia take immense pride in.

India – Malaysia air travel

There are several reasons for the strong demand for air travel between India and Malaysia. First, the two countries have a large and growing middle class, which has more disposable income to spend on travel.

Second, there are strong cultural and historical ties between the two countries, which make people from both countries interested in visiting each other. Thirdly, the flight time between India and Malaysia is relatively short, making it a convenient travel option.

The air travel demand between India and Malaysia is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. This is due to the factors mentioned above, as well as the growing economic and trade ties between the two countries.

A Word from AirAsia X’s CEO

Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X, expressed his pleasure at the return of services between Amritsar and Kuala Lumpur.

He highlighted that this revival coincides with the rebound of both leisure and business travel, emphasizing the airline’s unwavering commitment to providing popular destinations and great value fares to its valued passengers.

Mr. Ismail added, “In addition to this remarkable route, our guests will have the advantage of connecting to their favorite destinations through our Fly-Thru service. Whether it’s Bali, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, or more, passengers can seamlessly book these flights in one go.”

“We eagerly anticipate reuniting families, friends, and businesses and continuing to play a pivotal role in fostering economic growth and cultural exchange between these two wonderful nations.”

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