Tuesday, November 22, 2016

India is Changi Airport’s seventh largest country market, accounting for 6.1% of the airport’s total passenger traffic

Heading into 2017, Changi Airport will be offering more flight options for travel to India. A total of 13 weekly services[1] will be introduced between now and the end of the year, representing an addition of nearly 2,300 weekly one-way seats to India.

Traffic between Singapore and India is at an all-time high. Today, India is Changi Airport’s seventh largest country market, accounting for 6.1% of the airport’s total passenger traffic. For the first ten months of this year, passenger traffic to and from the India market rose 5% year-on-year to reach 2.94 million movements. For the month of October, India had the strongest year-on-year growth (+12.4%) among Changi’s top ten country markets. In 2015, Changi Airport saw a record 3.43 million passengers travelling between Singapore and India.

Riding on the strong travel demand on routes to India, Indian carriers will be injecting capacity to the cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. From 20 November, Air India Express will launch 4x weekly services to Kolkata. It will also step up its Chennai services, newly-launched in October, from 5x weekly to daily services. Meanwhile, Jet Airways will be launching a new daily Singapore-Bangalore service from 14 December; this follows after the airline boosted capacity by switching to a widebody aircraft for their daily Singapore-Mumbai flights earlier this year.
22/11/16 Tatiana Rokou/Travel Daily News

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