Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Singapore Airlines Likely to Boost India Flights

Business and leisure vacationers who regularly seek air tickets for travelling between India and Singapore will be delighted to know of the strong possibility of rise in the number of flights operating between the two Asian destinations. Singapore Airlines and its subsidiaries are hoping to enhance the frequency of flights to Indian destinations. There will be more alternatives for those seeking tickets on India-Singapore route, once SIA amps up its services to India. Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai are three cities for where flights will be boosted by the carrier. All this will happen, once Singaporean government works out allotment of India seats.

As of now, SIA operates three flights from India’s capital Delhi and two each from Hyderabad and Chennai per week. The services are expected to be augmented and more number of seats will be available for travellers looking to buy tickets to Indian cities. However, there will be no increase in the number of flight services to Mumbai as the airline is “already utilising maximum permitted seats from the city.”

SIA together with its subsidiary SilkAir and low-cost affiliate Tiger Airways use more than 70 per cent of capacity between India and Singapore. Together, the three operators offer tickets for about 29,000 one-way weekly seats to India. In contrast, Indian carriers are providing air tickets for about 11,000 one-way weekly seats to Singapore.

SIA and SilkAir sell tickets for 98 weekly flights to 11 destinations in India. Tiger Airways, partially owned by SIA, offers tickets for 39 weekly flights to six destinations in India. 

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