Thai AirAsia to start out direct routes to Jaipur, Trichy in Sept

Thai AirAsia begins direct flights to Jaipur and Trichy in Sept. 2010 as budget carrier AirAsia Bhd’s South-East Asian affiliates grow their links with India.

The budget flight will fly four times a week between Bangkok and Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur starting from Sept 30, the airline said within an announcement in India on Monday.

Thai AirAsia chief executive officer, Tassapon Bijleveld, said AirAsia planned to expand services to India to make use of the growing tourism and business travel demand.

Thai AirAsia already has immediate 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 twenty nine.

The newest flights would provide convenient and affordable travel options to Indian vacationers visiting Thailand, as well as regional destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Macau using AirAsia’s regional network, the Thai AirAsia chief said at a press conference in Jaipur.

AirAsia group is expanding its services to key Indian cities, connecting them with South-East Asian tourism hotspots. At present, the low-cost airline as well as its affiliate marketers have about 130 flights per week between nine Indian cities and South-East Asia.

Indonesia AirAsia Times, a long-haul budget arm of AirAsia group, launched daily flights between Bali and Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur in May.