Saturday, November 05, 2016

Now, more flight options for your Singapore trip

Starting November 20, travellers will have a choice of three flights to Singapore every Monday and Wednesday. Air India Express, which introduced flights between Kolkata and Singapore four days a week, will have Singapore Airlines and Druk Air for company on these two days. Singapore Arilines flies daily, while Druk Air operates three times a week.
With the introduction of the AI Express flights, capacity in the sector will increase to 2,870 seats a week — an addition of 756 seats. There are indications though that the capacity may double in a couple of years as Singapore Airlines introduces a larger aircraft and AI Express, as well as Druk Air, hikes frequency.
On Friday, AI Express CEO K Shyam Sunder said the airline would explore flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yangon, Dubai and Kathmandu as well. "We are restarting operations from Kolkata to Singapore and Dhaka but have plans to fly out to more destinations in Southeast Asia once we increase our fleet from 23 planes to 36 in two years. All the additional planes will be taken on lease," he said.
Of the current fleet, 17 are owned by the airline and the remaining six, including the one that will operate flights from Kolkata to Singapore and Dhaka, are on lease. On the domestic route, AI Express plans to start a flight between Kolkata and Kochi.
05/11/16 The Times Of India