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Amritsar gets connected to Kuala Lampur

In a boost to tourism in the holy city, the Malindo Air launched its operations between Amritsar and Kuala Lampur on Sunday.

punjab Updated: Oct 25, 2015 22:36 IST
HT Correspondent
The first flight landed at the Sri Guru Ram Dass International Airport in the afternoon, bringing cheer to the passengers. The flight will operate thrice a week, including Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The first flight landed at the Sri Guru Ram Dass International Airport in the afternoon, bringing cheer to the passengers. The flight will operate thrice a week, including Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.(HT File Photo )

In a boost to tourism in the holy city, the Malindo Air launched its operations between Amritsar and Kuala Lampur on Sunday.

The first flight landed at the Sri Guru Ram Dass International Airport in the afternoon, bringing cheer to the passengers. The flight will operate thrice a week, including Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

In a statement, Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air, said, “We are very proud to be starting flights to Amritsar, also our seventh destination in India as we move to expand our international reach in India. Being the only carrier to connect South-East Asia with Amritsar, we hope that through this new route, the tourism sectors in both Malaysia and India will prosper with more tourist arrivals.”

He added, “India has always been an important market for Malaysia, as it’s one of the top 10 tourist generating markets for the country and we hope Malindo Air’s foray into the India cities will continuously make significant contributions to our tourist arrivals and tourist receipts.”

Notably, with this flight, the people travelling from Amritsar or Punjab will get further connections to Australia via Kuala Lampur.