SilkAir launches Chennai-Singapore service
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 17:55
Chennai: SilkAir, a 100-per cent subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, today launched their service on Chennai-Singapore air route, their sixth operation in the country.

"The company currently operates in Kochi, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Bangalore," SilkAir (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Chief Executive, Chin Yau Seng told reporters here.

The service would offer direct flights from Chennai to Singapore and onward connections to more than 90 international destinations.

"After the impact of global meltdown the industry is picking up....with the launch of this sector we see ourselves a long-term player in the Indian market", he said.

He said the Indian aviation industry was picking up after the global meltdown and they were expecting a "strong growth" in the country. Currently about 50,000 tourists from India visit Singapore every month.

The airline has offered a promotional fare of Rs 14,000 (for a roundtrip) between Chennai-Singapore for economy class. For the business class, the price range is between Rs 18,000-Rs 25,000.

Declining to comment on their future plans in India, Seng said they would focus its operations in South India. The company has 11 Airbus A320 and six A319 range of aircraft.


First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 17:55

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