Singapore a leisure hub
GoAir will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and all such like-minded organizations that can further the cause of tourism in India as well as Singapore, said Jeh Wadia, managing director of GoAir which will commence Singapore-Bengaluru and Singapore-Kolkata flights from 19 October 2019.
“The introduction of flights to and from Singapore is a turning point in the history of GoAir. Singapore carries the distinction of being an important leisure destination as well as an established business hub,” said Wadia.
“It is in this regard that GoAir will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and all such like-minded organizations that can further the cause of tourism in India as well as Singapore,” he said.
GoAir, India’s fastest growing airline, will fly Singapore-Bengaluru four days a week and Singapore-Kolkata three days a week.
Singapore becomes the 3rd in Southeast Asia, 8th international and 33rd sequential destination for GoAir.
G B Srithar, Regional Director (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board said, “In expanding its flight network by connecting Kolkata and Bengaluru with Singapore, it will give wider flight choices and travel time options to travellers from two of our very important visitor source cities.”
India is the third largest visitor source market for Singapore and flight connectivity from 15 points across India has enabled the good number of travellers.
In 2018, Singapore received more than one million visitors from India for the fourth time in a row. India is also the top source market for cruise travel.
“As we enter the year-end holiday and festival season, it is a great time to visit Singapore,” said Srithar.
“While travellers can enjoy Little India decked out for Deepavali celebrations and Orchard Road soon to be lit up for Christmas, they could also experience new offerings like Jewel Changi Airport, Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo and a variety of tours to see Singapore up close and personal.”
India has a wide variety of tourist attractions that it has to offer. Right from the pristine beaches of Kerala and Goa to the picturesque Himalayas.
GoAir has a strong network of connecting flights from Kolkata and Bangalore to cities across India, which will aid flyers from Singapore to explore India with ease.
As for Indian travelers, Singapore is a famous tourist destination majorly because of the hassle-free convenient visa regime and a long list of tourist attractions across the country.
GoAir currently operates 325+ daily flights and carried around 13.91 lakh passengers in the month of August 2019. GoAir flies to 25 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar.
GoAir flies to 8 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé (seasonal), Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Dubai, Kuwait and now Singapore. fiinews.com