AirAsia X will commence four-times-weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Jaipur from February 5, 2018, a link welcomed by both inbound and outbound agents in Malaysia.
An inbound agent from Malaysia, Arokia Das, senior manager at Luxury Tours Malaysia, said: “This direct flight will give a more compelling reason for those staying in Jaipur to travel on holiday to Malaysia. It saves travel time and cost of having to travel to Delhi to take a flight to Kuala Lumpur.
“The new flights will also attract business events delegates from Jaipur. We will include Jaipur in our programme when we do sales calls in Delhi in January 2018.”
An outbound agent, Adam Kamal, manager at Aidil Travel & Tours, opined that the flights will create a new honeymoon destination for Malaysians as Jaipur is scenic and rich in history and culture. Some old palaces in Jaipur have also been converted into hotels, which will be of interest to Malaysians looking for unique experiences, he said.
He added: “Travelling from Jaipur to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal is also closer than travelling from Delhi. We plan to do sales calls to Jaipur next year and communicate directly with Jaipur agents, rather than go through wholesalers in Delhi.”