Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers can enjoy the greater convenience of a direct service to Western India when the airline starts its thrice-weekly B777 service to Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, this week.
From 28 July, flight SQ462 will depart Singapore every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0200 hours and arrive in Ahmedabad at 0445 hours the same morning.Ê The return flight, SQ461 will depart at 0600 hours and arrive in Singapore at 1400 hours.
With the new service, SIA will be serving six Indian destinations, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore, 35 times weekly.Ê In addition, SIA’s subsidiary, SilkAir, operates another 11 weekly flights to three gateways: Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum.
Ahmedabad, the seventh largest city in India is also the commercial and cultural center of Gujarat.Ê Conveniently located between North and South India, the city is well-linked with the rest of the country through a comprehensive air, road and rail network.
It is famous for its textile mills and is often referred to as the “Manchester of the East”.Ê Known for its flourishing diamond industry, the city is building up its reputation as a software development and call center.
The city has a rich and varied legacy as evidenced by its numerous ancient mosques, tombs, temples and forts.Ê Other places of interest are the Gandhi Ashram, the Calico Museum of Textiles and old seaport of Cambay.
Commented Mr Huang Cheng Eng, SIA’s Executive Vice President Marketing and Regions:Ê ” SIA is most happy to enhance its special relationship with India by extending its network to one of the most important states—Gujarat.Ê It is well known that SIA has an extensive network from Singapore to most of Asia, America, the South West Pacific and Europe.Ê Therefore with the convenient schedule possibilities in Singapore, this service to Ahmedabad in reality links Gujarat to the rest of the world”.