Indian full service carrier Jet Airways has opened sale of flights to Singapore from Pune. The flights will operate daily and would be effective 1st December 2018. The flight timings are as below
9W22 PNQ0510 – 1315SIN
9W21 SIN2100 – 0005+1 PNQ
The airline will also operate a third frequency between Delhi and Singapore
9W16 DEL-1130 – 2000 SIN
9W15 SIN1415 – 1800 DEL
Pune is one of the top 10 cities in India in terms of population, air traffic as well as economy. Pune Airport is primarily a defense airport having frontline fighter squadrons of the Indian Air Force. The small civil enclave struggles to accommodate flights and passengers and limited runway length and apron has meant that wide body aircraft cannot operate from Pune. The airport started international flights in December 2005 with Indian Airlines and Air India launching inaugural flights to Singapore via Hyderabad and Dubai respectively. Since then, Lufthansa launched flights from Frankfurt and was followed by Spicejet launching flights to Sharjah (later shifted to Dubai, where it operates currently) and Jet Airways to Abu Dhabi. While the Singapore flight via Hyderabad was short lived, Air India Express operates flight to Dubai. The connectivity to the east will help offer connections to South East Asia, Indonesia and Australia which are currently offered by the airline via Bengaluru or Delhi.
Pune will be the fourth city by the airline to be connected to Singapore by the airline. The airline flies direct to Singapore from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Jet Airways offers code share flights to a range of destinations from Singapore offering connections to Indonesia, Australia and other South East Asian destinations with partner airlines like Garuda Indonesia, JetStar Asia and Qantas.
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