Thursday, February 08, 2018

SIA to up seating capacity from Kolkata during peak seasons

Kolkata: Singapore Airlines today said it would increase the number of seats on the Kolkata-Singapore route during peak seasons like Durga Puja.

The carrier has been boosted by overall air-passenger growth, which has seen a near 20-per cent rise in the calendar year 2017, David Lim, General Manager - India, Singapore Airlines, said.

At present, the airlines operates seven weekly flights to Singapore from Kolkata. Of them, four are weekly services with Boeing-737-800 and three Airbus A330.

"While Boeing-737s are 162 seater, the Airbus A330s are 285 seater. During peak season, we shall operate Airbus A330 on all days, increasing the capacity," Lim said.

To meet the growing demand during the last two months, the airlines operated nine flights a week from Kolkata to Singapore, he said.

Singapore Airlines operates 98 flights a week between Singapore and 11 destinations in India.

The carrier has also registered steady growth in the cargo sector, he said.
08/02/18 PTI/Business World