Jet Airways has announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Singapore with effect from December 14, 2016, expanding its connectivity across the ASEAN region. The new flight will offer guests from Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram connectivity to Singapore through Bengaluru. This service has been introduced in response to growing demand on this sector, particularly from business and corporate travellers.
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 (local time) and arrive in Bengaluru at 2115 hrs (local time).
Bengaluru is an established and a key IT and an investment destination for Singapore companies looking to invest in India. All these business activities are said to ensure growth of air traffic to and from Bengaluru. Over the past two years, there has been a 15 per cent year-on-year growth from Singapore to South Indian cities. Guests from Bengaluru can connect to several Asian destinations including Haneda, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Penang and Shanghai, as well as leading Australian ones such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth over Singapore.
The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route. Currently, Jet Airways operates daily flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to Singapore.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said, “Jet Airways is delighted to launch a direct service between Bengaluru and Singapore. 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. Jet Airways has established itself as a premier brand on account of its service excellence, including quality of its in-flight product, hence we are confident that this new flight would prove equally popular with our guests.”