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SilkAir to launch Singapore-Coimbatore flights

Source: PTI
July 23, 2007 18:49 IST
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Singapore-based airline SilkAir plans to launch thrice a week flights from Singapore to Coimbatore from October. The proposal is still subject to government approval.

The flight will mark the first ever-direct air service between both the cities, an airline statement said. Coimbatore would be the airline's third destination in south India after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

SilkAir has also set sights on launching flights to Kathmandu later this year. "We are very excited about the new routes," said SilkAir chief executive Chin Yau Seng. "Both cities are well aligned with SilkAir's network and our vision of championing access to new points in Asia," it added.

SilkAir also plans to boost capacity on existing routes when its winter schedule comes into effect on October 28, 2007. The airline will operate more flights to Thiruvananthapuram, the release said.

With the additional flights, SilkAir will operate more than 400 scheduled weekly services this winter, a growth of 15 per cent over last year.

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