Friday, November 18, 2016

Singapore Airlines to expand fleet size, presence in Indian market

Bengaluru: Indian runways are set to see more of Singapore Airlines with the company looking at strengthening its presence in the Indian market. While in the last season the airlines operated 95 weekly services,  it has gone up to 104 this winter. “We have been increasing our footprint in India. From economy to premium travel, we see big potential. We are trying to improve our presence by introducing newer aircraft in the market,” said David Lim, Singapore Airlines General Manager, (India). The airlines is also marking its seventieth year of inception in 2017.  
In India, SIA plans to cover both premium and economy class travel among its brands SilkAir, Scoot and TigerAir. While there is a growing market for premium air travel, owing to cash strapped global economies, the economy class travel is growing at a faster pace, Lim said. As of now, SilkAir has its services in Vizag and Coimbatore and if there is a demand from other tier II cities, they would cater to it, Lim said.
18/11/16 Shruthi HM/New Indian Express