Kuala Lumpur, AirAsia X will fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar from Aug 16 as part of the airline's expansion plan in India this year.
AirAsia on Wednesday said the four times, weekly service would give its customers access to the northern Indian city, which has tremendous potential as a religious, tourism, commerce and trade destination.
"Many Sikhs and Punjabis have been asking us to fly direct to Amritsar, home to the world-famous Golden Temple, and we are pleased to be able to offer this direct service to this holy city.
"This new route is part of our efforts to strengthen our position in India, which offers us the possibility of expanding Europe and North America," Bernama quoted AirAsia X chief executive officer, Benyamin Ismail as saying.
"AirAsia X will focus on promoting Amritsar along with our existing destinations, New Delhi and Jaipur, as part of our overall campaign focusing on Fly-Thru traffic from markets like Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand," said Benyamin.