| Singapore | 24 May 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Amritsar will get its first direct flight from Singapore today (24 May 2016) after an eight year absence. Scoot Air flight is scheduled to land at Amritsar at 1pm while the return flight is scheduled to take off at 2.10pm.
The introductory fare is between Rs 4,660 (S$69) and Rs 5,160 (S$76) for economy. If you want to go business, its between Rp13,445 (S$199) and Rs 13,900 (S$205), according to media reports.
A return Singapore-Amritsar ticket can be bought at about S$170 (about RM500), according to a check, by Asia Samachar of Scoot’s website.
The Singaporean low-cost-long-haul carrier will operate the direct flight from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee international Airport thrice a week — on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays — and four times a week, later, reports the Hindustan Times.
In 25 Oct 2015, Malaysian hybrid airline Malindo Air launched its first flight to Amritsar, making it then then only airliner from Southeast Asia to serve the Punjab city.
Flight from Amritsar to Melbourne has short layover but from Melbourne and Sydney to Amritsar has a long layover of about 12 hours at Singapore. But Scoot offers flights with its partner Singapore Airlines that operates multiple flights daily to Australia. Booking of flights with Singapore airlines is current not available on Scoot website but fares with partner airlines will be available in the near future, SBS reports.
“Many Indian students go to Australia via Singapore. Amritsar’s being an import centre makes it important to put it on the route,” the Hindustan Times report quotes an unnamed company official.
Qatar Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airlines, Malindo, Air India Express, Air India, and Spicejet fly out to foreign destinations from here currently. Scoot give Punjab people another option and the Amritsar airport a much-needed boost, it added.
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