• Joe Breitfeller

Singapore Airlines Announces Fifth Weekly Service to Kolkata in India

Singapore Airlines announced Wednesday that they will be adding a fifth weekly frequency from Singapore to Kolkata, India. SilkAir will simultaneously cease service to Kolkata, while maintaining service to four other Indian destinations.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 XWB - Courtesy Singapore Airlines

Today, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced they will be adding a fifth weekly flight to Kolkata, India. The new frequency will be operated with an Airbus A350-900 XWB and will replace existing service from the airline’s SilkAir subsidiary, which will continue to serve four other cities in India. SIA’s A350-900s on the Kolkata route are configured with their latest Business and Economy Class cabin products with 40 Business and 263 Economy Class seats. In Wednesday’s announcement, Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President – Marketing Planning, Mr. Tan Kai Ping said,

“SIA’s A350-900 medium haul aircraft has been warmly received by customers since its introduction on the Singapore-Kolkata route in June 2019. We are pleased to increase our services to Kolkata with this new generation aircraft by adding a weekly frequency from March 2020.”

Singapore Airlines currently serves five other cities in India besides Kolkata including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi. SIA’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot serves seven Indian destinations including Amritsar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Tiruchirappalli and Visakhapatnam. SilkAir will continue to service Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, bringing the combined SIA Group service to over 140 weekly flights to India from March 29, 2020.

Including the new fifth weekly frequency, SIA’s flight to Kolkata (SQ516) will depart Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00PM, arriving Kolkata at 10:35PM. The return flight will be operated on the same days, departing Kolkata at 11:50PM, arriving Singapore at 6:40AM the next morning (all stated times are local).

Source: Singapore Airlines


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