Jet Airways said it is launching a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Singapore from 14th December, further expanding its connectivity across the ASEAN region.
The new flight will offer passengers from Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram connectivity to Singapore via Bengaluru.
“This service has been introduced in response to growing demand on this sector, particularly from business and corporate travellers”, said the company.
Jet Airways flight 9W 024 will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 1110 hrs and arrive in Singapore at 1810 hrs (Local Time). The flight 9W 023 will leave Singapore at 1915 hrs (LT) to arrive in Bengaluru at 2115 hrs.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said “The introduction of this new service is in keeping with the growing popularity amongst our guests, for enhanced seamless connectivity between the ASEAN region and India. Both Bengaluru and Singapore are popular destinations for information technology, tourism, trade and investment, therefore it was only logical for Jet Airways’ to facilitate the same for the Indian traveller.”
Bengaluru is an established and a key IT and an investment destination for Singapore companies looking to invest in India. All these business activities ensure growth of air traffic to and from Bengaluru.
“Over the past two years, there has been an encouraging 15% year-on-year growth from Singapore to South Indian cities,” the airline said.
Apart from business travellers, there is also growth in visit friends & relatives and leisure traffic movement to Bengaluru due to its many tourist attractions and pleasant weather conditions.
The airline will deploy Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route.
Currently, Jet Airways operates daily flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to Singapore.
Jet Airways is India’s international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas.