Singapore Airlines to start fifth weekly flight on Kolkata-Singapore.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has decided to introduce a fifth weekly flight to Kolkata, India, from March 29, 2020.
It said, on the same day, the airline’s regional wing SilkAir will cease services to the city. Currently, SIA operates four weekly flights and SilkAir operates three weekly flights to Kolkata. From March 29, 2020, the SIA Group airlines will operate more than 140 weekly flights to India.
Sales for SIA’s additional Kolkata flights will commence from today. Customers with existing bookings on SilkAir’s Kolkata flights on and after March 29, 2020, will be re-accommodated on SIA’s flights.
In addition to Kolkata, SIA operates to five other points in India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, operates to seven points in India. These are Amritsar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Trivadrum, Tiruchirappalli and Visakhapatnam. After this change, SilkAir will continue to operate to four points in India – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
SIA also announced that its six-weekly flights on Singapore-Ahmedabad route will be operated using A350-900 medium haul aircraft.
On this route, it would increase to daily flight operations, subject to regulatory approvals, it added.