SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines has announced thrice-a-week nonstop flights on the Visakhapatnam-Singapore route starting from October 28, 2012. With this announcement, SilkAir is also the first airline to provide direct international air connectivity from Visakhapatnam, more popularly known as Vizag.
The new flight service will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with next-day return flights. This direct flight leaves Singapore at 15:25 for a scheduled arrival at Visakhapatnam Airport at 17:10. The return flight will depart from Visakhapatnam at 22:55 tonight and arrive in Singapore at 05:55 tomorrow (all times local). The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins.
Popularly known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh and offers a multitude of cultural, historic and natural scenic sites such as the Dolphin’s Nose, a prominent rock promontory, the world famous Araku Valley, a pleasant hill station renowned for its scenic gardens, and also the greatly revered Borra Caves, famous for its spectacular, million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formations. Visakhapatnam will be SilkAir’s eighth destination in India together with Banglagore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.
SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng anticipates strong demand for the new service and expects the launch of direct flights will provide a further boost to the growth and development of business and tourism in both countries. He emphasized that this represented a significant milestone as SilkAir was the first carrier to offer international flights to Vizag and strengthened the strong economic ties between Singapore and India.
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