Singapore Airlines’ low-cost arm Scoot has commenced daily direct operations between Singapore and Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum), Kerala.

The route has been transferred by its sister airline SilkAir. (Also read: Scoot to take over 17 Silkair routes by 2020). Scoot’s daily frequency on this route is an increase from SilkAir’s previous five times a week schedule. The airline will be deploying its narrowbody Airbus A320-family aircraft on the Singapore-Thiruvananthapuram route.

Thiruvananthapuram is the first of three new Indian cities to be added to the Scoot network this year— other two cities are Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam. Earlier this year, the airline had announced robust expansion of its service in India.

Johanes Ong, Scoot India General Manager, said, “Singapore is one of the preferred destinations for Indians, for business and leisure tourism, and this new route will definitely strengthen the connectivity between both countries. We are confident that customers will consider Scoot their preferred carrier due to our affordable fares and comprehensive offerings.”

Following this new service, passengers travelling from Singapore will have a better access to SIA group network destinations, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US.