Kolkata: GoAir on Wednesday announced the launch of its non-stop flights to Singapore from Bengaluru and Kolkata from this month. From October 18 it will operate Bengaluru-Singapore-Bengaluru flights four days in a week. From October 19 the private airline will operate the Kolkata-Singapore-Kolkata flights three days in a week. Apart from the new international destination, it also announced daily flights to its 25th domestic destination: Aizawl in Mizoram.
GoAir’s inaugural flight G8 27 on October 18 from Bengaluru to Singapore will take off from Kempegowda International Airport at 7:45 pm and reach Singapore on October 19 at 3.20 am. The return flight G8 28 will depart from Singapore's Changi Airport on October 19 at 4:50 am and will arrive in Bengaluru at 7:35 am.
GoAir’s inaugural flight G8 35 from Kolkata to Singapore will take off on October 19 from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 8:45 pm and reach Singapore's Changi Airport on October 20 at 3:35 am. The return flight G8 36 will depart from Singapore on October 20 at 4:40 am and will arrive in Kolkata at 6:25 am.
GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia said, "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. It is in this regard that GoAir will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and all such likeminded organizations that can further the cause of tourism in India as well as Singapore. On the other hand, our flight to Aizawl is in sync with the Government’s vision for the seven sister of Northeast aptly described as ‘transformation by transportation’. GoAir flights will certainly improve connectivity to one of the most underserved but scenic destinations in North-East India."
Singapore Tourism Board Regional Director (India, Middle East & South Asia) GB Srithar said, "We are excited and happy to welcome GoAir to Singapore. In expanding its flight network by connecting Kolkata and Bengaluru with Singapore, it will give wider flight choices and travel time options to travelers 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 travelers. 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. While travelers can enjoy Little India decked out for Deepavali celebrations and Orchard Road soon to be lighted 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."
The new daily flights to and from Aizawl will operate out of Lengpui Airport located 32 kms from Aizawl. GoAir flight G8 248 will depart from Guwahati at 6.50 am and arrive in Aizawl at 7.50 am. The return flight G8 249 will depart from Aizawl at 8.40 am and arrive in Guwahati on 9.50 am.