Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Druk Air Guwahati-Singapore flights a boon

Guwahati: Singapore Airlines on Tuesday said it was looking forward to welcoming more travellers from Guwahati, who can tap Changi Airport’s extensive network to destinations in Asia such as Australia, China, Indonesia and Japan.

Changi Airport in Singapore has announced the launch of its 16th city link to India with the introduction of a new non-stop service between Guwahati and Singapore, operated by Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines.

This new route marks the first direct connection between the Northeast and Singapore.

From September 29, Drukair has commenced two weekly flights from Guwahati to Singapore.

The introduction of this new service is expected to reduce travel time from almost 10 hours, including transfers, to four and a half hours.

Lim Ching Kiat, the managing director of Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group, said in a statement on Tuesday, “We are pleased to launch the first non-stop service between Northeast India and Singapore with our valued partner Drukair. India is the third largest tourism source market for Singapore and one of

Changi Airport’s key growth markets. This new route enhances connectivity between Singapore and India, bringing the city links to 16. We look

forward to welcoming more travellers from Guwahati, who can tap Changi Airport’s extensive network to destinations in Asia such as Australia, China, Indonesia and Japan.”

He said the new link is expected to strengthen not only cultural and socio-political ties between the countries but also facilitate opportunities to enhance travel and trade practices.
24/10/18 Telegraph

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