Wednesday, November 23, 2016

India is Changi’s 7th largest country market

India has become 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.

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

From 20 November, Air India Express will launch flights from Kolkata to Singapore. Jet Airways will be launching a new daily Singapore-Bangalore service from 14 December.

“Since the beginning of this year, Changi has welcomed two new city links to India – Amritsar and Jaipur – both operated by Scoot, which is a new entrant into the India market. With new routes, increased frequency of services and upgauging of various aircraft this year, seat capacity on India routes has also seen a year-on-year increase of 20.3%,” Changi said in a press statement.
23/11/16 Defence Aviation Post