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Jet Airways increases Chennai-Singapore frequency
Shekhar Niyogi, Kolkata, July 17, 2013

JET Airways will launch a second daily flight on its Chennai-Singapore route beginning August 1, with the daytime flight allowing seamless onward travel to destinations in Australia and New Zealand.


The new flight, operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, will depart Chennai at noon and arrive in Singapore at 18.50.


The existing Chennai-Singapore service is a night flight.


Jet Airways currently runs two daily flights from New Delhi to the city-state, and one each from Mumbai and Chennai.


Sudher Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said the new flight came in response to “increased demand due to tourist and business traffic”.


“With the introduction of this additional service, we aim to popularise (our service) among guests wanting seamless connectivity to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam via Singapore, with our codeshare partners. The new flight would also help in connecting our guests flying into Chennai from other cities in South India.”


C Nagendra Prasad, chairman, Chennai-based Travelexpress, commented: “The additional flight will benefit inbound business travellers and tourists as they will be offered more flexibility in connections from Singapore, to and from destinations in their country.


“This flight will also increase tourism traffic in south India, and the flight’s morning arrival timing to Chennai will allow easy transfers to many tourist destinations.”


Other carriers plying the route are Air India, Tigerair, IndiGo, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

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