Acting on the rising demand on the Bengaluru-Singapore sector, Jet Airways will launch a second daily direct flight between the two ports on March 15, 2018.

Flight 9W 26, will depart from Bengaluru at 0205 and arrive in Singapore at 0915. Return flight 9W 25 will depart from Singapore at 1015 and arrive in Bengaluru at 1210.

During the summer schedule, the timings of the flight will change to depart from Bengaluru at 0130 to arrive in Singapore at 0855. The return flight from Singapore will however, continue to depart at 1015 to arrive into Bengaluru at 1210.

Whole time director at Jet Airways, Gaurang Shetty says “Jet Airways has seen an enthusiastic response from its guests travelling between Bengaluru and Singapore. We recognise the need for bolstering our existing service and provide guests with additional options to plan their travel. This second daily service will benefit business travellers who are looking at tapping into India and Singapore’s promising commercial opportunities.”

Return economy tickets for the new service will be offered at a discounted rate starting ₹11,768. These special-priced tickets can be booked from February 15, 2018 and are applicable for journeys starting March 15, 2018. The airline hasn’t mentioned an expiry date for this yet.

As per the airline’s press release, the new frequency will offer connecting flights to Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur operated by codeshare partners Garuda and Malaysian Airlines via Singapore.

Jet Airways will also offer a connection to Amsterdam via Bengaluru to guests travelling from the Indo-Pacific (Fiji, Darwin, Phuket, Penang, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane) on codeshare partners that include Fiji Airways, Jetstar Asia and Qantas.

The airline’s non-stop service between Bengaluru and Amsterdam launched last year in codesharing partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and Delta Air Lines.

Jazreen Deboo