CHANDIGARH (TIP): “Singapore is a potential destination. Air India will launch a direct flight between Chandigarh and Singapore,” Air India Express CEO K Shyam Sundar said here, August 25. He, however, did not divulge the timeline.
“Air India MD Ashwani Lohani will make an announcement about the flight on September 15 at Chandigarh,” he said.
Sundar said Air India Express, a low-cost carrier and subsidiary of flag carrier Air India, will operate its first direct international flight from Chandigarh airport to Sharjah on September 15.
The flight will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. “Air India Express will be the first carrier to operate an international flight from Chandigarh,” he said.
Air India Express has inducted three new aircraft in its fleet this year and will induct three more next year.
It currently operates about 350 flights per week of which flights on the India-UAE routes account for 275 flights per week.