India’s largest domestic airline and low cost carrier IndiGo will launch its Bangalore Singapore direct non-stop flight on June 30th.
This will be the second international flight for the carrier originating from Bangalore. It operates a flight to Dubai. The Singapore flight comes close on the heels of full service carrier Jet Airways successfully commencing flights on the Bangalore Singapore route.
However, unlike Jet Airways which offers a more convenient day flight with an evening return, IndiGo will operate an overnight flight taking on incumbents Singapore Airlines and Tiger Air head on.
Flight 6E73 will depart Bangalore at 21:20 and arrive Singapore at 04:30 early next morning.
Flight 6E58 will depart Singapore at 05:30 and arrive Bangalore at 08:00 the same morning.
Indigo has announced a promotional round-trip fare of Rs 14,242 and S$295 respectively. We priced a trip on the IndiGo booking engine for departure July 2 and return July 5. The promotional fares are available on the website. The fare does not include food (Rs 500 each) or preferential seating (Rs 400 to Rs 800 each way). It includes 15kg of checked baggage and seven kilograms of hand baggage, and we are informed that IndiGo enforces hand baggage weights, including duty free purchases.
In comparison, most competitors, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Malaysian Airlines, Thai AirAsia and Tiger Airways start at around Rs 21,000 for the same dates.