September 19, 2012 00:00 By The Nation 2,198 Viewed
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch direct services between Singapore and Visakhapatnam, a port city on the southeast coast of India, on October 28, subject to regulatory approvals.
SilkAir will be the first airline to provide a direct international air connection from Visakhapatnam and it will increase the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 42 in 12 countries.
Flights will operate three times weekly, departing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with next-day return flights.
The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both business- and economy-class cabins.
SilkAir chief executive officer Leslie Thng anticipates strong demand for the new service.
Popularly known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam is the second-largest city of Andhra Pradesh state and offers a multitude of cultural, historic and natural scenic sites.