Thailand’s budget airline AirAsia will fly four times a week
between Bangkok and Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur and Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli starting
from 29 September, 2017.
Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO, Thai AirAsia, said, “AirAsia planned to expand
services to India to tap into the growing tourism and business travel demand.
Thai AirAsia already has direct flights to Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata
and Kochi in India and will also launch its four-times-weekly service
to Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli city, also known as Trichy, on Sept 29.
The new flights would provide convenient and affordable travel options to
Indian tourists visiting Thailand, as well as regional destinations such as Kuala
Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Macau using AirAsia’s regional
AirAsia group is expanding its services to key Indian cities,
linking them with South-East Asian tourism hotspots. At present, the low-cost
airline and its affiliates have about 130 flights per week between nine Indian
cities and South-East Asia. Indonesia AirAsia X, a long-haul budget arm
of AirAsia group, launched daily flights between Bali and Mumbai via Kuala
Lumpur in May. Indian travelers rank sixth among the most frequent visitors to
Thailand while the Kingdom responds to all kinds of lifestyles from shoppers and night-time
entertainment seekers to travelers looking for hospitality and wellness
The airline is confident that the two new routes will stimulate
tourism for both countries. For Thai travelers, the Bangkok-Jaipur route is a
dream come true as the Pink City boasts the gateway to the Taj Mahal and is
home to opulent architectural treasures such as the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and
Old City Market. It is also a great way visit India’s other popular cities,
Jodhpur (the Blue City), Udaipur (the White City) and Jaisalmer (the Gold
City), each with its own wealth of palaces, forts and religious sites. At the
same time, with 4 weekly flights from Bangkok to Tiruchirappalli, travelers can
experience a city full of culture and history that has long played a pivotal
role in the South India as Tamil Nadu’s center for trade, industry and
education. The city hosts fascinating attractions such as the UcchiPillayar
Rock Fort Temple, a structure made from one of the world’s oldest rock
formations at 3.8 billion years ago and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, where some
of the country’s holiest relics are preserved.
Thai AirAsia presently flies direct from Thailand to India’s 4
fascinating cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Kochi, maintaining a Load
Factor average of 80 percent with 80-85 percent of passengers coming from
India, indicating determined Press Release.