SilkAir to commence Visakhapatnam Singapore service

SilkAir Airbus A319 9V-SBF Bengaluru International Airport

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will launch nonstop air services between Visakhapatnam (VTZ) and Singapore (SIN) from the winter 2012 schedule which commences on 28 October, making it the first airline carrier to provide a nonstop international air connection from Visakhapatnam.

The new thrice a week service will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, in a two class configuration.

Flight MI448 departs Singapore on Wed, Fri, Sun at 20:25 and arrives Visakhapatnam 22:05
Flight MI447 departs Visakhapatnam 22:55hrs and arrives Singapore 05:55+1 (the next morning)

Popularly known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh and offers a multitude of cultural, historic and natural scenic sites such as the Dolphin’s Nose, a prominent rock promontory, the world famous Araku Valley, a pleasant hill station renowned for its scenic gardens, and also the greatly revered Borra Caves, famous for its spectacular, million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formations. Vizag is also a major port city, a significant base of the Indian Navy, and home to many heavy engineering industries.

Visakhapatnam will be SilkAir’s eighth destination in India and together with Singapore Airlines’ flights to six other Indian destinations, both airlines will now operate from a total of 11 cities in India.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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