Starting March 29 this year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will add a fifth weekly flight to Kolkata, India, while its regional wing Silk Air will cease services to the city on the same day.
Currently, Singapore Airlines flies four times a week to Kolkata, and Silk Air operates three weekly flights to the Indian city.
The table below shows Singapore Airlines’ Kolkata services with the newly added flight from March 29 to October 24 this year:
|Singapore (SIN)||Kolkata (CCU)||SQ516||2100||2235||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|Kolkata (CCU)||Singapore (SIN)||SQ517||2350||0640 (+1)|
Singapore Airlines will continue to use its Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft on the route. The aircraft has 40 seats in business class and 263 in economy class.
“SIA’s A350-900 medium haul aircraft has been warmly received by customers since its introduction on the Singapore-Kolkata route in June 2019. We are pleased to increase our services to Kolkata with this new generation aircraft by adding a weekly frequency from March 2020,” said Tan Kai Ping, senior vice president marketing planning.
Sales for Singapore Airlines’ additional Kolkata flight will start from today. The airline said customers with existing bookings on Silk Air’s Kolkata flights on and after March 29 this year will be re-accommodated on SIA’s flights.
Besides Kolkata, Singapore Airlines also flies to five other cities in India, including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The airline’s low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, also operates flights to seven destinations in India: Amritsar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Trivadrum, Tiruchirappalli and Visakhapatnam.
As for Silk Air, after suspending the Kolkata service, the airline will continue to fly to four cities in the country, namely Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
Singapore Airlines added that, from March 29 this year, the SIA Group airlines will offer more than 140 weekly flights to India.