Singapore Airlines is planning to boost its frequency and network in India, according to a media report. SIA hopes to initiate flights to cities like Pune and enhance frequency to Delhi, offering more options to those looking for tickets.
Singapore Airlines Mulls Enhancing India Flights
In a bid to provide more options to those seeking air tickets on Singapore-India route, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is planning to increase its flights network across India, says a report by Business Standard, one of India’s leading financial daily.
“We are close to a hundred flights and hope to achieve the landmark this year,” Singapore Airlines’ General Manager, India, G M Toh was quoted by the daily. The carrier hopes to offer new services to cities such as Pune, as well as add to its existing flights service to Delhi, offering added opportunities to fliers who prefer to book tickets with SIA.
The operator is likely to face stiff competition from AirAsia, which will soon begin its India operations and Tiger Airlines. Air India is another carrier that’s likely to pose a challenge to SIA as the Indian operator has plans in place to offer tickets for direct flights between Delhi and Melbourne.
However, G M Toh seems to be unfazed by the prospect of intense competition on the sector. He believes cheap airfare on tickets is not the only consideration of travellers when they look for flight tickets. There are other factors too, like schedule, service and reliability, which could impact a passenger’s decision when it comes to booking tickets.
Reportedly, India and Singapore has revised the air services agreement to permit more flights between the two countries.