Saturday, March 05, 2022

Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 Will Return To India In 9 Days

Singapore Airlines yesterday announced it will begin operating A380 flights to India from March 14th. For now, Mumbai will be the only Indian city to get the Giant of the Skies, but Delhi is expected to follow soon.

Singapore Airlines currently operates a daily Airbus A350 service to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM), along with a bi-weekly service using the same aircraft type. As per the new schedule, daily flights will be replaced by the Airbus A380, while the A350-900s will keep operating the twice-a-week schedule.

Sy Yen Chen, General Manager of Singapore Airlines for India, stated,“We are thrilled to be able to bring our iconic superjumbo back to India. We are optimistic that this will inspire even more confidence for international travel to and from India.”

The tourism industry is a significant contributor to Singapore’s economy. According to data from Statista, the industry was directly responsible for approximately 4% of the South Asian country’s GDP in 2019. But the pandemic had single-handedly brought nearly all of international travel to a stop.

The Singapore government has long had bilateral travel bubble arrangements with many countries to make travel for vaccinated passengers easier and stimulate recovery. SIA has now decided to gradually bring all its flights to India under the Vaccinated Travel Lane. This includes flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kolkata, among others.

Chen also said, “Singapore’s decision to expand its VTL arrangement to cover all points across India will be a welcome development for all our customers. We continue to see strong demand across India from customers who are waiting to enjoy convenient and quarantine-free travel to Singapore.”

05/03/22 Devansh Mehta/Simple Flying

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