Monday, May 30, 2022

Singapore Airlines To Increase Flights In India

Buoyed by a strong recovery in travel demand in the Indian market, Singapore Airlines plans to increase the number of flights to India where the group is currently operating at around 75 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group -- comprising full service carrier Singapore Airlines and low-cost airline Scoot -- currently serves 13 destinations across India.

On Monday, a senior Singapore Airlines executive said the carrier expects to announce more flights to India in the coming months.

''The Indian market is recovering very strongly as well. We are seeing good load factors... we will be able to hopefully announce increases in flights over the next two schedules... whether it is for the winter schedule starting from October or even for next year,'' Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial at Singapore Airlines, told reporters at an interaction at Changi airport here.

At present, Singapore Airlines operates 73 weekly flights to Singapore from eight Indian cities -- Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Hyderabad. Scoot operates 38 flights from six cities -- Amritsar, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam.

According to an airline spokesperson, SIA Group is currently operating around 75 per cent of its pre-COVID capacity.

30/05/22 Businessworld

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