AirAsia introduces two new Thailand-India connections, paving the way to the state of Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal with Bangkok-Jaipur 4 times a week (from Don Mueang International Airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) starting September 29, 2017, and flying to South India with Bangkok-Tiruchirappalli 4 times a week (from Don Mueang International Airport every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) starting September 28, 2017.
Aiming to attract Indian shoppers to Thailand, the new routes come with promotional fares available for booking from July 31 – August 13, 2017.
Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia said that AirAsia plans to continually penetrate the Indian market in the latter half of 2017 as it is a major market with great growth potential. Indian travellers 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 travellers looking for hospitality and wellness retreat. The airline is confident that the two new routes will stimulate tourism for both countries.
For Thai travellers, 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, travellers 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 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 from Thailand to India four fascinating cities, which are Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Kochi. On those routes, the low cost carrier records an average load factor of 80%. Analysing passengers flows, 80 to 85% of passengers come from India, indicating the strength of the Indian inbound market where travellers have consistently showed excellent feedback toward AirAsia.