Saturday, October 29, 2016

India high on SIA radar: David Lim

Singapore Airlines is looking to add 10 more flights a week – across five existing cities – for the December-January period this fiscal. Additions will be temporary in nature catering specifically to the northern winter schedule.

The airline currently operates 96 flights a week across 11 cities in the country, through the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir brands.

In Kolkata to celebrate 30 years of operations here, David Lim, General Manager (India) of Singapore Airlines, spoke to BusinessLine about the way forward for the carrier here. Excerpts:

How has growth been for the carrier in India?

We have seen double-digit growth over the last five years. We are pretty happy with the demand between India and Singapore, as well as Asia. We are quite optimistic about the Indian market.

How has occupancy been for your flights?

We witness nearly 80 per cent occupancy (load factor) across the system.
28/10/16 Abhishek Law/The Hindu Business Line