Singapore Airlines has confirmed plans to
introduce a fifth weekly flight to Kolkata, India, from 29 March
SilkAir, the airline’s regional wing, will
cease services to the city on the same day.
Currently, SIA operates four weekly
flights and SilkAir operates three weekly flights to Kolkata.
SIA’s Kolkata services will continue to be
operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft which
features 40 Business Class and 263 Economy Class seats.
“SIA’s A350-900 medium haul aircraft has been
warmly received by customers since its introduction on the
Singapore-Kolkata route in June 2019. We are pleased to increase
our services to Kolkata with this new generation aircraft by
adding a weekly frequency from March 2020,” said Senior Vice
President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.
In addition to Kolkata, SIA operates to five other
points in India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New
Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, operates to seven points
in India - Amritsar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Trivadrum, Tiruchirappalli and Visakhapatnam.
After the Kolkata change,
SilkAir will operate flights to four points in India –
Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
From 29 March 2020, the SIA
Group will operate more than 140 weekly flights to India.
Customers with existing bookings on SilkAir’s
Kolkata flights on and after 29 March 2020 will be re-accommodated
on SIA’s flights.