Singapore Air plans to boost India flights

Singapore Airlines is contemplating doubling its daily flights to Delhi and Chennai in the next two years and plans to add another flight to Kolkata, according to the Press Trust of India. “By 2009, our daily flights to Delhi and Chennai are expected to double,” said Singapore Airlines General Manager (India) Foo Chai Woo here on Wednesday, attributing it to a ‘rise in load factor’.

With the introduction of another flight to Kolkata, Singapore Airlines would have five flights a week by the end of this year, he added.

He said plans were also afoot to increase the flights to Bangalore and added, “We plan to open a new route to Coimbatore by the end of this year”.

Singapore Airlines has been operating 48 flights a week to India.

Woo said that the airline had already announced availability of e-ticketing services across all its flights in India, except Mumbai which would be e-ticket enabled by February 16.