Scoot to launch flight to Singapore from city

It will be operated five days a week from October 27

Scoot, a low-cost airline of the Singapore Airlines Group, will operate its flight five times a week from Visakhapatnam to Singapore from October 27.

The new flight will replace the service offered by Singapore Airlines. Nok Air is also expected to replace Thai AirAsia by offering direct flight from Visakhapatnam to Bangkok from next month.

Scoot will operate the flight from the city to Singapore on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Tour and Travel Association of Andhra president Vijay Mohan and secretary P. Srinivas Kumar told The Hindu on Wednesday.

The flight will leave Vizag at 11 p.m. and reach Singapore at 5.45 a.m. (local time).

The total duration of flight is four hours. The promotional offer for return fare will be around ₹13,000 to ₹14,000.

Scoot will connect 160 destinations from Visakhapatnanm with boarding pass issued from here to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and USA. The number of seats on this flight is 30 more than the seats offered currently by Silk Air.

Meet held

The decision on new service came up for discussion at a meeting held by MP M.V.V. Satyanarayana with officials of Singapore Tourism Board and Scoot here at Hotel Dolphin.

The MP thanked the Singapore Tourism Board and the Scoot for continued support to Visakhapatnam by increasing the seats and flights. He also assured them of wholehearted support on permissions/slots.

G.B. Sridhar, regional director of Singapore Tourism Board, India, Middle East and South Asia, Lim Si Ting, area director, and Pooja, senior executive, were present along with Scoot officials Brian Torrey, senior manager, Southeast Asia & South Asia, Bharath, India in-charge and Nithin, manager, South India, and O. Naresh Kumar, vice-president of Air Travelllers’ Association.

The MP also held a meeting with about 50 travel agents at the venue and promised them all help in promoting the city in all respects of trade and tourism.

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