Enhanced connectivity from Australia to India, over Singapore
Singapore, November 07, 2016: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today, announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Singapore to Bengaluru with effect from December 14, 2016. The new flight will offer guests from Singapore, connectivity to Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram through Bengaluru. This servicehas been introduced in response to growing demand on this sector, particularly from business and corporate travellers and will offer guests new convenient travel options.
Jet Airways flight 9W 023 will leave Singapore at 1915 hrs (Local Time) to arrive in Bengaluru at 2115 hrs (LT). On the return, flight 9W 024 will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 1110 hrs and arrive in Singapore at 1810 hrs (LT).
The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, offering Premiere and Economy guests the best in-flight product and services along with award-winning in-flight Entertainment (IFE), as also meals that are regional favorites.
Bengaluru is an established and a key IT and investment destination for Singaporean companies looking to invest in India. All these business activities ensure robust 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. Apart from business travellers, there is also a sizeable growing VFR (Visit Friends & Relatives) and leisure traffic movement to Bengaluru due to its many tourist attractions and pleasant weather conditions. In addition to Chennai, Bengaluru will serve as another key Jet Airways’ destination that seamlessly connects into its extensive domestic network.
Therefore, in response to encouraging feedback from corporate, high net-worth individuals, trade partners and the large South Indian diaspora in Singapore, Jet Airways’ is introducing Singapore to Bengaluru flights. Through this new direct flight, Jet Airways’ will bring ‘The Joy of Flying’ and it’s ‘Renowned Signature Indian Hospitality’ to the airline’s fourth direct Indian destination to Singapore. Currently, Jet Airways operates daily flights from Singapore to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
Similarly, the new Jet Airways Bengaluru – Singapore service also offers convenient connections to Australia and the ASEAN region via Singapore on codeshare and interline partner airlines.
Guests on incoming flights from Singapore will be able to transit seamlessly on to Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network as well as travel onward to other international destinations from Mumbai.
Colin Neubronner, Sr. Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Jet Airways, said “We are delighted to announce the launch of a direct service on the highly popular Singapore – Bengaluru route, which has been necessitated due to growing traffic demand in the corporate and information technology segment. Both Singapore and Bengaluru are popular destinations for information technology, tourism, trade and investment, therefore it was only logical for Jet Airways’ to facilitate the same for the traveller.
In addition, connecting traffic from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Perth in Australia to India, over Singapore booked on aligned flights with partner carriers, is also growing rapidly. The combination of comfort, great Indian hospitality, world class in flight services, and attractive frequent flyer benefits makes Jet Airways the perfect option for travellers to India and beyond. Jet Airways has established itself as a premier brand on account of its service excellence, serving the Singapore – India sector for over a decade. We are confident that this new flight would prove equally popular with our guests.”
Mr Gopinath Pillai, Chairman of The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in Singapore, said “I am delighted that Jet Airways is starting direct daily flights from Singapore to Bengaluru with excellent departure time ex Singapore at 1915 hrs in the evening and arrival into Bengaluru at 2115 hrs. The new direct flight will further strengthen Jet Airways’ position in Singapore and the ASEAN region. It will additionally serve the large Indian expatriate community especially of Tamil origin settled in Singapore further reinforcing the strong bonds between both nations.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 117 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 7.33 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
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