Chennai: SilkAir, a 100-per cent subsidiary
of Singapore Airlines, today launched their service on
Chennai-Singapore air route, their sixth operation in the
"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
"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
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