Singapore International Airlines and Scoot, both Singapore based airlines are restructuring their operations to India.
Singapore International Airlines & Scoot India Ops
For both SIA Group, India is one of the major market because of tourism and business travel. Both airlines already have a significant presence in India. As of now, Singapore International Airlines is operating 96 weekly services to India whereas Scoot, its Low Cost Subsidiary operates 44 weekly services. In the upcoming winter schedule, this number will remain same but their will be change in aircraft equipment deployment on some major routes. Lets have a look at each one by one.
Singapore to Hyderabad
Currently, both SIA and Scoot are operating daily to Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Scoot deploys the Airbus A320 while SIA deploys a mix of Airbus A350 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
From October 29, Scoot will suspend operations and the frequencies of Scoot will be taken over by Singapore International Airlines. The airline will operate 14X weekly or say 2X daily with Airbus A350 and Boeing 737 MAX.
Singapore to Chennai
Scoot currently do not operate to Chennai International Airport (MAA). SIA operates 17X weekly with a mix of Boeing 787 Dreamliner (7X weekly), Airbus A350-900 (6X weekly) and Boeing 737 MAX (4X weekly).
From October, Scoot will return to Chennai with daily services whereas SIA will downgrade the route from 17X weekly to 14X weekly.
Net flights will increase from current 17X weekly to then 21X weekly.
Singapore to Bengaluru
Singapore International Airlines currently operates 16X weekly flights to Bengaluru International Airport. In winter schedule starting from October 29, the airline will operate twice daily using its Airbus A350s on all days except Thursdays and Sundays, where the morning flight will be operated by the Boeing 737-8.
Singapore International Airlines General Manager said that this operational restructing of Indian market allows the airline to adjust its services as per the customer demand and needs. This will offer customers with more options to more cities in India.
Source Credits : The Hindu Business Line