New service to offer wider connectivity from key South Indian cities to Singapore over Bengaluru
Convenient connections to destinations in Australia and Asia over Singapore
Bengaluru/Mumbai, November 07, 2016: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today, announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Singapore with effect from December 14, 2016, further 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 (LT) to arrive in Bengaluru at 2115 hrs (LT).
Bengaluru is an established and a key IT and an investment destination for Singapore companies looking to invest in India. All these business activities ensure robust growth of air traffic to and from Bengaluru. Over the past two years, there has been an encouraging 15% year-on-year growth from Singapore to South Indian cities. Apart from business travellers, there is also a sizeable growing VFR (Visit Friends & Relatives) and leisure traffic movement to Bengaluru due to its many tourist attractions and pleasant weather conditions. Similarly 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 state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, offering Premiere and Economy guests the best in-flight product and services along with award-winning in-flight Entertainment (IFE), as also meals that are regional favorites.
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.”
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 117 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 7.33 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways is part of the Etihad Aviation Group, which also holds minority investments in each of these airlines.