AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Bangkok with Ahmedabad, India’s first Unesco World Heritage City.
The four-times a week service, available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, kicks off on May 31 in a move to boost tourism in Thailand.
AirAsia is offering its BIG loyalty programme members a promotional one-way all-in-fare from THB1,990 for Bangkok-Ahmedabad tickets booked via airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from today until April 21, for travel between May 31 and February 4.
“India is a strategic market that is fast becoming an important contributor of inbound tourists for AirAsia Thailand. To fully leverage on this, we plan to regularly introduce routes connecting the two countries, focusing particularly on India’s burgeoning metros. Thailand’s own worldwide fame for hospitality should attract travellers from Ahmedabad, which is the capital of Gujarat state and India’s fifth most populous city,” AirAsia Thailand CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya said.
Thailand welcomed 1.5 million Indian visitors in 2018, up 12 per cent from the previous year, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
AirAsia Thailand currently connects nine Indian cities with Bangkok, namely Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Gaya (seasonal).