Air India Express to drop Calcutta-Singapore flights


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.


  1. yes indeed a sad day for us in Singapore the LION CITY.
    I have been to Calcutta though from my father’s & mother’s country Amritsar from Punjab.
    Calcutta is a nice laid back country & the people are also friendly.
    CM Mamta Banerjee has done a wonderful job with its able Ministers in governing Calcutta.