GoAir has launched its non-stop flights to Singapore from Bengaluru and Kolkata. Starting October 18, 2019, GoAir will operate Bengaluru – Singapore – Bengaluru flights four days in a week and effective October 19, 2019, GoAir will operate the Kolkata – Singapore – Kolkata flights three days in a week. Apart from the new international destination, GoAir also announced daily flights to its 25th domestic destination- Aizawl in Mizoram.
Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir said, “The introduction of flights to and from Singapore is a turning point in the history of GoAir. Singapore carries the distinction of being an important leisure destination as well as an established business hub. It is in this regard that GoAir will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and all such likeminded organizations that can further the cause of tourism in India as well as Singapore. On the other hand, our flight to Aizawl is in sync with the Government’s vision for the seven sister of Northeast aptly described as ‘transformation by transportation’. GoAir flights will certainly improve connectivity to one of the most underserved but scenic destinations in North-East India.”
GB Srithar, Regional Director (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are excited and happy to welcome GoAir to Singapore. In expanding its flight network by connecting Kolkata and Bengaluru with Singapore, it will give wider flight choices and travel time options to travellers from two of our very important visitor source cities. India is the third largest visitor source market for Singapore and flight connectivity from 15 points across India has enabled the good number of travellers. In 2018, Singapore received more than one million visitors from India for the fourth time in a row. India is also the top source market for cruise travel. As we enter the year-end holiday and festival season, it is a great time to visit Singapore. While travellers can enjoy Little India decked out for Deepavali celebrations and Orchard Road soon to be lighted up for Christmas, they could also experience new offerings like Jewel Changi Airport, Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo and a variety of tours to see Singapore up close and personal.”
The new daily flights to and from Aizawl will operate out of Lengpui Airport which is located 32 kms from Aizawl. GoAir flight G8 248 will depart from Guwahati at 06:50 hours and arrive in Aizawl at 07:50 hours. The return flight G8 249 will depart from Aizawl at 08:40 hours and arrive in Guwahati on 09:50 hours.
GoAir currently operates 325+ daily flights and carried around 13.91 lakh passengers in the month of August 2019. GoAir flies to 25 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar. GoAir flies to 8 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé (seasonal), Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Dubai, Kuwait and now Singapore.