Monday, July 03, 2017

Singapore explores more air links to India

Singapore: Singapore is exploring more airline services to India which is expected to overtake China and Indonesia to become the fastest-growing air-traffic generating market for Changi Airport here, according to a media report.

New services to Pune, Madurai, Bhubaneswar and Guwahati are being explored, to add to the 15 cities in India that airlines already operate to from Singapore, said Changi Airport Group's managing director for air hub development Lim Ching Kiat.

More than 1.7 million passengers travelled between Singapore and India between January-May this year, a 15 per cent jump over the same period of last year, Lim was quoted as saying by the Straits Times.

Comparatively, two-day traffic between Singapore and China, as well as Indonesia, grew by 12 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively.

Changi Airport handled 5 million passengers in May, a 4.6 per cent increase from the same month a year ago.

Nine airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Tigerair, Air India and Jet Airways, fly between Singapore and India.
03/07/17 Gurdip Singh/PTI