Saturday, September 29, 2018

SilkAir may scrap services to Vizag

Visakhapatnam: After Sri Lankan Airlines confirmed that it would be scrapping its direct flight from Colombo to Visakhapatnam from October 27, there are chances that SilkAir, which operates a direct flight from Visakhapatnam to Singapore, might also follow suit.
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, launched its services from Visakhapatnam to Singapore in October 2012 and was the first non-stop international flight that was launched thrice a week from the city. However, according to reliable sources, SilkAir would be soon merged with Singapore Airlines.

Speaking to TOI, K Vijay Mohan, president of Tours and Travels Association of Andhra (TTAA), said, “Singapore Airlines might not be interested in operating its services from Visakhapatnam as the city airport lacks a business lounge. While initiating SilkAir, the criteria of having a business lounge was sidelined to give a push to start the operations. Visakhapatnam has been doing well in terms of connectivity to Singapore.”
29/09/18 Times of India