Autumn brings new Indian flight itinerary options for travellers
Posted on Monday 23 July 2012
in Singapore, Singapore
Indian travellers who enjoy international holidays will have new ways to reach foreign destinations this year. Several airlines have announced that they will be expanding their services throughout India, so more passengers can reach their desired destinations in an affordable, convenient manner.
SilkAir to offer new route between India and Singapore
For instance, SilkAir will be adding some new direct flights to Singapore from the Indian city of Visakhapatnam, starting in October 2012. While the logistics of the proposal are still being worked on, representatives are looking forward to the launch that will allow more Indian travellers to visit the vibrant and popular holiday destination.
The Visakhapatnam airport is still being outfitted with 24-hour facilities and enough staff to accommodate for the influx of flights. Currently, the Indian Navy manages the airport, so the airline may need to bring in its own employees to run the facility for extended hours of operation.
So far, Silk Air offers flights to various destinations from its hub port of Singapore, including cities in India like Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Indian travellers can book any of these routes to enjoy a holiday in Singapore, full of visits to the nature reserves, exotic restaurants and art galleries found through the city-state.
SpiceJet announces six new destinations to their itineraries
Another airline catering to the needs of Indian travellers is SpiceJet, which services dozens of cities throughout the country. Officials from the carrier said that there will be six new countries Indian can reach in the future, including Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, the Maldives and a several cities in China. By October the flights will be in effect and listed on the airline's website for passengers to make bookings.
SpiceJet's chief executive officer Neil Mills said that the carrier will continue with its expansion plans despite rising aviation taxes being initiated throughout India. With the addition of new routes, Mills also added that he does not think rates will need to increase to cover SpiceJet's profits.
Both of these airlines offer Indian travellers an affordable way to see new destinations outside the country at wallet-friendly rates. Individuals interested in planning their upcoming adventure travel excursions this fall can look into the new options offered by SpiceJet and SilkAir that can allow them to explore some interesting locales.
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