AirAsia adds two Indian cities

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BANGKOK, 1 August 2017: Thai AirAsia introduces two new Thailand-India flights one to Rajasthan and the other to Tiruchirappalli effective late September.

The four weekly flights to Jaipur, the closest airport to Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal, will depart from Don Mueang International Airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 29 September.

The other service links Bangkok and Tiruchirappalli in South India offering four weekly flights from Don Mueang International Airport will depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) starting September 28.

(2nd from left) Mr Isra Stapanaseth, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Delhi Office, Mr Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia and Mr Anand Tripathi, Joint Director of Rajasthan Tourism.

Aiming to attract Indian shoppers to Thailand, the new routes come with promotional fares. Bookings are now open until 13 August.

The direct flight to Jaipur costs THB1,990* one-way for travel, 29 September to 28 August 2018, and to Tiruchirappalli from THB1,690* one-way for travel 28 September to 28 August 2018.

Thai AirAsia CEO, Tassapon Bijleveld, said the airline would continue to penetrate the Indian travel market as it represents a “major market with great growth potential”.  Indian travellers rank sixth among the most frequent visitors to Thailand.

For Thai travellers, the flight to Jaipur, a city known for its pink buildings, provides the best access to the Taj Mahal the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Old City Market.

It is also the gateway to visit India’s other popular cities, Jodhpur (Blue City), Udaipur (White City) and Jaisalmer (Gold City), each with its own wealth of palaces, forts and religious sites.

At the same time, with four weekly flights from Bangkok to Tiruchirappalli, travellers can explore a city full of culture and history that has long played a pivotal role in the South India as Tamil Nadu’s centre for trade, industry and education.

The city hosts fascinating attractions such as the Ucchi Pillayar 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 to Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Kochi, maintaining a load factor average of 80% with 80% to 85% of passengers originating in India.

(Source: Thai AirAsia)