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Scoot flies into Indian market

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An interesting travel development has been the move by low-cost, medium-haul airline, Scoot, to expand its presence in the Indian market.

The Singapore Airlines subsidiary now flies directly between Singapore and both Chennai in South India and Amritsar in the northern state of Punjab

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Flights to the popular tourist destination of Jaipur will be launched later.

Scoot’s flights to India have further boosted the presence of the Singapore Airlines group in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets..

International Air Transport Association figures show that India is projected to be the world’s third largest air passenger market by 2031.

Annual passenger traffic there is expected to reach a total of 367 million by 2034 – an additional 266 million annual passengers over today.

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Scoot’s move into India means that it now flies out of Singapore to 17 destinations in seven countries, including Australia and China.

The airline’s new service to Amritsar operates three times a week and will increase frequency with an additional Monday service from July.

Scoot takes over the Singapore-Chennai daily service from Tigerair.

When the move into India was announced, the Chief Commercial Officer for Scoot and Tigerair, Mr Leslie Thng, said the Singapore-Jaipur service would operate four times a week from October.

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“Guests from India can now fly to amazing destinations in our Asia-Pacific network
through the Singapore hub, as well as onward with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Tigerair in the SIA Group portfolio”.

Scoot’s fleet of 787 Dreamliners operates between Singapore and Sydney; Gold Coast; Bangkok; Taipei; Tokyo; Tianjin; Shenyang; Nanjing; Qingdao; Seoul; Hong Kong; Perth; Osaka; Kaohsiung; Hangzhou; Melbourne; Guangzhou; Jeddah; Chennai; Amritsar – and soon to Jaipur and Sapporo.

About Ian Roberts (266 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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