SEPANG, 7 November 2017: AirAsia X will start a direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, India offering four weekly flights effective 5 February 2018.
AirAsia X launched promotional fares for the new route Monday, pegging the lowest fare at MYR229* for an economy seat and RM699* one-way for Premium flatbed seats.
Bookings are valid for flights 5 Feb 2018 to 21 Nov 2018.
It will improve connectivity between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and India and follows a successful launch of a Bangkok-Jaipur route in September year operated by its short-haul affiliate AirAsia Thailand.
AirAsia X Group chief executive officer, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said: “We are very proud to be the first low-cost carrier to offer connectivity between Jaipur in India and the regional destinations through this route.
“India is a very important market to us, and we will continue to expand our services to key Indian cities including the second and third tier cities especially those that lack good connectivity.”
Today, travellers heading for Jaipur need to first fly from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi (five hours and 30 minutes), or to Mumbai (five hours) before taking a domestic flight for another hour from Delhi or two and a half hours.
For those who opt for overland travel, it will take at least five hours to get to Jaipur from Delhi.
With this new route, passengers can cut short travel time and fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur in just five hours and 30 minutes. The airline expecting to carry between 132,000 and 143,000 passengers between February and December next year.
The airline already flies direct to New Delhi. The service which started in February 2016, has registered a healthy average load factor of 88%.
Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of most beautiful cities of India. Apart from being the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the largest city of the state and is the first planned city of India.
With attractions all around the city, it invites tourists to explore a rich cultural heritage displayed in traditions, customs, lifestyle, art, jewellery, textiles and architecture.
The foundation of the city dates back to the 18th century, with credit to the great warrior Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who ascended the Amber Throne in 1699.
The glorious past of Jaipur comes alive in the palaces and forts in the city where once lived by the royal clans. Apart from Amber Palace, among the must-see magnificent iconic landmarks in Jaipur are City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar and Panna Meena ka Kund.
*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.