Jet Airways commences non-stop, daily service between Pune and Singapore
Jet Airways has launched its first daily, nonstop service between Pune and Singapore effective December 1, 2018, making it the first and only airline in India to connect the vibrant city of Pune with the financial hub of the East.
Singapore saw over 36,000 visitor arrivals from Pune in 2017 – the highest for an Indian city without a direct service. Recognising Pune’s potential as a leading business and commerce centre, Jet Airways’ new flight will further help expand the scope of traffic between Pune and the neighboring regions to Singapore.
Travellers from Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Sholapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, and Karad will find this flight convenient and an attractive option to connect on this flight to Singapore and to several cities beyond.
Pune, known as the Oxford of the East, has rapidly transformed into a bustling economic centre. The key sectors of the local economy- education, manufacturing, tourism engineering and information technology (IT) will greatly benefit from this new flight and the connectivity it offers, contributing to further development of economic activities across the region.
Singapore is a well-established financial hub of the East and an immensely popular tourist destination. This island nation with its tropical charm, tourist attractions, convention centres has attracted visitors from all over the world. Over the years it has grown in the fields of education and health – hosting some of the best educational institutes and hospitals in the world.
The flight from Pune to Singapore, 9W 22 will depart Pune at 05:10 hrs (IST) with an arrival time of 13:15 hrs (local time) in the city-state of Singapore. On the return leg, flight 9W 21 is scheduled to depart from Singapore at 21:00 hrs (LT) and will arrive in Pune at 00:05 hrs (IST).
Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways, said, “The launch of the maiden flight between Pune and Singapore is a proud moment for us. Jet Airways is the first and the only carrier to provide direct connectivity between Pune and Singapore. With our existing 6 daily services over our hubs in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, we will soon launch additional frequencies over the next week, which will help increase our reach into Singapore with nine daily direct services – making Jet Airways the largest Indian operator of flights to and from Singapore.”
Guests can seamlessly connect onwards to 21 destinations across the Far East, Asia-Pacific region and Australia via Jet Airways’ codeshares and interline partners. Jet Airways will offer one stop connectivity through codeshare flights via Singapore to Auckland, Bangkok, Brisbane, Denpasar-Bali, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai etc.
Jet Airways has been at the forefront in developing business and trade relations between two countries. With the launch of this direct link, customers and exporters in Pune will seamlessly be able to ferry cargo goods to Singapore and neighboring Malaysia. Pune is known for its fresh fruit, vegetables which are popular export items and carriage of these perishable materials directly from Pune will save time and money for exporters. We are confident that this new connectivity will improve both export and import into Pune.
To celebrate the launch of the new flight, Jet Airways has announced special ‘introductory’ return Economy fares from Pune, starting at INR 21,500 only, as also a Premiere fare of INR 65,500. These inaugural fares are applicable for journeys commencing from December 1, 2018 onwards. Guests can also avail special fares for travelling to onward destinations such as Brisbane, Jakarta, Denpasar-Bali, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Nadi, Perth, Surabaya, Sydney and Darwin via Singapore.