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AirAsia X Launches Service To India's Jaipur City
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February 06, 2018 20:30 PM
By Shakir Husain

NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- AirAsia X has launched its direct flightsfrom Kuala Lumpur toJaipur, the capital of India's Rajasthan state,with theinaugural flight landingat Jaipur International Airporton Monday evening.

In a statement today, the airline said,it would be flying the routefour times per week, providing convenient connections for northwestern India residents to flyto Southeast Asia.

"Jaipur is an important tourist destination and is part of the 'Golden Triangle'which includes Delhi and Agra," it said.

AirAsia Bhd Executive Chairman/AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, said thenew service waspart of the airline's goal to meet the growing demand for regional connectivity to tier-II cities in India.

"Through the increase in flight operations from airports in tier-2and tier-3cities, India's regional connectivity will be enhanced, and weexpect this new route to boost passenger growth between Malaysia, India and the region.

"AirAsia and AirAsia X Malaysia now flies to19 cities in India and the group hadflown more than 16 million international passengers in India since 2010," he said.

It said following the launch of theKuala Lumpur-New Delhi direct service in February 2016,AirAsia X Malaysia had flown 184,482 passengers as ofDecember last year.

KamarudinsaidIndia was one of the airline's key growth markets.

"We now fly to two destinations in the world-renowned Golden Trianglewith the addition of the Jaipur flights to our existing Delhi services.

"Thenew route had brought AirAsiaGroup's total weekly flights to India to 110, with a total capacity of22,755 seats." he said.

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