Air India will launch a direct international flight between Chandigarh and Singapore. “Singapore is a potential destination. Air India will launch a direct flight between Chandigarh and Singapore,” Air India Express CEO K Shyam Sundar said here today.
He, however, did not divulge the timeline. “Air India MD Ashwani Lohani will make an announcement about the flight on September 15 at Chandigarh,” he said.
Sundar said Air India Express, a low cost carrier and subsidiary of flag carrier Air India, will operate its first direct international flight from Chandigarh airport to Sharjah on September 15.
The flight will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“Air India Express will be the first carrier to operate international flight from Chandigarh,” he said.
Air India Express has inducted three new aircrafts in its fleet this year and will induct three more in the next year.
It currently operates about 350 flights per week out of which flights on the India-UAE routes account for 275 flights per week. Sundar said the Air India Express will increase its frequency of operations on the Varanasi-Sharjah sector from three flights per week to daily and introduce a daily service between Trichy and Sharjah from September 15.