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SIA Group to restructure Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad services

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group of airlines announced a restructuring of its Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad services, as SIA and Scoot adjust their capacity and network in response to evolving demand patterns. Chennai Scoot will commence daily services between Singapore and Chennai from 5 November 2023, while SIA will go to a twice daily service between the two cities from 29 October 2023. As a result, the SIA Group’s operations between Singapore and Chennai will increase from 17-times weekly to 21-times weekly. SIA will operate its Airbus A350-900, Boeing 737-8, and Boeing 787-10 aircraft on its Chennai routes, while Scoot will operate its Airbus A320 aircraft. This transfer of services will reintroduce Scoot to Chennai after a three-year hiatus, and offer additional options for customers on this important route. Hyderabad SIA will take over Scoot’s daily services between Singapore and Hyderabad from 29 October 2023, and progressively increase its frequencies between the cities from seven-times weekly to 12-times weekly. The new five-times weekly morning services will be operated by SIA’s Boeing 737-8s, offering more options for passengers travelling from Hyderabad to and beyond Singapore.  The daily night services will be operated by SIA’s Airbus A350s.  As a result, Hyderabad will be entirely served by SIA’s full-service product. Bengaluru SIA will operate twice daily flights between Singapore and Bengaluru from 29 October 2023 using its Airbus A350s on all days except Thursdays and Sundays, where the morning flight will be operated by the Boeing 737-8. SIA will discontinue its thrice-weekly SQ512 and SQ513 Airbus 350 services. As a result, the Airline will operate 14-times weekly instead of the current 16 times a week, offering customers better connectivity from Bengaluru to key …

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Singapore Airlines has highest share (15.5%) of its seats in premium cabins: CAPA

Analysis of the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Fleet Database reveals that Singapore Airlines has the highest share of its seats in premium cabins at 15.5% among all global airlines. For the group of 50 airlines, premium seats represent an average of 9.5% of total seats, with a range from 3.2% (SAS Scandinavian Airlines) to Singapore Airlines (15.5%). Also high in the range are Emirates Airline (15.1%), Korean Air (13.5%), Japan Airlines (13.1%), British Airways (12.9%), Cathay Pacific Airways (12.6%), and United Airlines (12.1%).

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Scindia launches RCS UDAN 5.2, increases VGF and reduces fare cap

While launching the UDAN 5.2 for helicopters, MoCA Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “Under this we have increased the VGF and reduced the fare cap. Along with this, we have also started single window service platform of HeliSewa. Through this, you will be able to get all the approvals from ATC on your mobile. We have also started UDAN 5.2 for small aircraft. Today we have awarded 22 routes, which underlines the fact that air travel facility is being made available to citizens living in remote areas.”

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3 more airports, 4 water aerodromes to come up in in Andaman & Nicobar

Inaugurating the new terminal in Port Blair, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia revealed, “Apart from this airport, three additional airports in Shibpur, Car Nicobar, and Campbell, as well as four water aerodromes in Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, and Port Blair, will be established by the government with an investment of Rs. 150 crores.”

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Delhi airport gets new runway, making it the only airport in India to have 4 operational runways

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, recently inaugurated the 4th Runway at Delhi Airport. “This runway makes Delhi Airport, the only airport in the country to have 4 runways.  This runway along with the terminal expansion will add to creating capacity to serve more than 109 million people throughput which would crest and beat even Atlanta in its capability. With that capacity in place, we would be well positioned both on an infrastructure side and a capability side for creating the international civil aviation hub in India,” he said. 

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