Air India Express is withdrawing its flights from Calcutta to Singapore and Dhaka after Diwali in another show of no-confidence on the growth potential of international air traffic to and from the city.
In a circular to travel agents today, the budget airline said it would stop operating flights in both sectors on October 29, reports Indian newspaper The Telegraph.
Air India Express currently has a daily flight to Dhaka and flies four days a week to Singapore, airline officials said. Both flights had been launched only 11 months ago.
In the Calcutta-Singapore sector, Air India Express competes with Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir. The Calcutta-Dhaka sector is a lot more crowded, with eight airlines currently running daily flights, the report said.