AirAsia X celebrates new route to Jaipur, the “Pink City” in India via Kuala Lumpur!
SYDNEY, 21 November 2017 - AirAsia X is celebrating the launch of four times-weekly flights to Jaipur, India via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commencing 5 February 2018.
The world’s best low cost airline is running a special promotion with all-in fares to Jaipur from AUD$241* one-way. Fares are available on airasia.com and on the AirAsia mobile app for booking now until 25 November 2017 for travel from 5 February 2018 until 06 May 2018.
AirAsia X is the first low-cost long-haul carrier to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. This follows a successful launch of the Bangkok-Jaipur route in September this year operated by its short-haul affiliate AirAsia Thailand.
The award-winning airline also flies to New Delhi, which commenced in February 2016 and has registered a healthy average load factor of 88 per cent. Jaipur is the 12 th destination in India on the AirAsia Group network.
AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “We are very happy and proud to be the first low cost carrier to offer connectivity between Jaipur in India through this unique 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.”
AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer Benyamin Ismail said, “This new route will offer travel convenience and affordable options for our guests. Before this, guests wanting to travel to Jaipur with us would have had to first fly from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi for five hours and 30 minutes, or to Mumbai for five hours before taking a domestic flight, spending quite a bit for another hour from Delhi or two and a half hours from Mumbai to reach Jaipur. For those who opt for ground travel, it will take at least five hours to get to Jaipur from Delhi and about half the journey from Mumbai. We are expecting to carry between 132,000 and 143,000 passengers between February and December next year for this route with a frequency of 4 times a week.”
Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of most beautiful and magnificent cities of India. As the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the largest city of the state and is the first planned city of India.
Jaipur's rich cultural heritage is displayed in the traditions, customs, lifestyle, art, jewellery, textiles and architecture of the place. Jaipur's culture is evident through its art, music and architecture. It is one city that, even after modernisation, still holds to its history, culture and values. The majestic forts and havelis, the beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists. The foundation of the city dates back to the eighteenth 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. The pink colour of the city captivates every heart and the atmosphere of Jaipur bring joy and delight as the tourists set their foot in the city.
AirAsia X, together with AirAsia Group, provides Australians with low cost fares and access to over 130 destinations across 24 countries in Asia, Middle East and New Zealand, departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com.
*Terms and conditions apply. A non-refundable processing fee is applicable for payments via credit, debit or charge card. Fare includes airport taxes (except for selected airports where airport tax is collected at the point of departure). Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Valid for new purchases only. All fares are quoted for single journey (one-way) only. All taxes must be paid at the time of purchase unless otherwise stated. Foreign fares are subjected to currency exchange rates. Offer is subject to availability.