GoAir becomes 1st Indian airline to operate from Changi Airport Terminal 4
Singapore, 19 October 2019: GoAir, India’s most trusted, punctual and fastest growing airline, becomes the 1st Indian airline to operate from Terminal 4 – Changi Airport. Senior officials from Changi Airport flagged off GoAir’s inaugural flight G8 28 to Bengaluru at 0450 hours today. Similarly, the first flight G8 36 to Kolkata from Singapore will take off from Terminal 4, Changi Airport on the 19th of October 2019 at 0440 hours.
Customary welcome program included a traditional lion dance at Changi Airport, Singapore in the presence of senior officials from Changi Airport and GoAir. The first lot of passengers travelling to India in the inaugural flight from Singapore to Bengaluru and Kolkata were also greeted by ladies dressed in traditional Indian attires and were welcomed with goodie bags at Terminal 4.
With the inaugural flight today, Singapore becomes the 3rd in Southeast Asia, 8th international and 33rd sequential destination for GoAir.
Commenting at the commencement of Singapore operations, Mr. Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir, said: "The introduction of flights to and from Singapore is a turning point in the history of GoAir. Singapore carries the distinction of being an important leisure destination as well as an established business hub. It is in this regard that GoAir will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and all such like minded organizations that can further the cause of tourism in India as well as Singapore.”
Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development, Mr Lim Ching Kiat said, “We are delighted to welcome GoAir to Changi Airport’s family of airlines. India is a key market for Changi Airport, with annual traffic between the two countries exceeding 4.8 million passenger movements. GoAir’s new services connecting Kolkata and Bengaluru with Singapore will deepen our connectivity with India. Passengers travelling on GoAir will be able to experience the unique offerings of our newest terminal, T4, which features a fully automated departure process, specially curated art installations and a wide variety of retail and dining options that will delight any passenger.”
Mr. GB Srithar, Regional Director (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board said: “We are excited and happy to welcome GoAir to Singapore. In expanding its flight network by connecting Kolkata and Bengaluru with Singapore, it will give wider flight choices and travel time options to travellers from two of our very important visitor source cities. India is the third largest visitor source market for Singapore and flight connectivity from 15 points across India has enabled the good number of travellers. In 2018, Singapore received more than one million visitors from India for the fourth time in a row. India is also the top source market for cruise travel. As we enter the year-end holiday and festival season, it is a great time to visit Singapore. While travellers can enjoy Little India decked out for Deepavali celebrations and Orchard Road soon to be lit up for Christmas, they could also experience new offerings like Jewel Changi Airport, Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo and a variety of tours to see Singapore up close and personal.”
Mr Bob Chi, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at SATS, said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with GoAir as the ground handling and inflight catering partner for the airline’s Changi Airport operations. This partnership marks the start of a strong bond between SATS and GoAir. The airline is on an impressive growth path covering 8 destinations just months from starting international operations. We extend a warm welcome to GoAir to Singapore.”
GoAir currently operates 325+ daily flights and carried around 13.91 lakh passengers in the month of August 2019. GoAir flies to 25 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Aizawl Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar. GoAir flies to 8 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé (seasonal), Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Dubai, Kuwait and now Singapore.
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