Starting December 2, Pune will have direct connectivity with Singapore as Vistara has announced a new route with four flights per week.
The airline said on Friday it would fly its A321neo aircraft from Pune to Singapore in a three-class configuration.
Vistara flights between Pune and Singapore will start at Rs 17,799 (for economy tickets), rising to Rs 82,999 for business class tickets. Consumers can book Pune-Singapore tickets for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Tickets will be available on the same days.
Similarly, Mumbai-Kathmandu plane tickets can be purchased for Rs 17,899 for economy class and Rs 51,999 for business class. Flights will be available every day.
During a tour of Pune, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said last month that he was actively seeking flight connections from the city to Singapore and two other Asian countries. “I am extremely surprised to learn that Pune has only one interactive connection, with Dubai. We must increase it. I’m going to do my job to follow up on this. Connectivity with Singapore is our priority. Vistara has already applied with us, we will make the process efficient,” he said at a Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) event on September 3.
“Singapore is a key market for business and leisure travel from various parts of India, and we are pleased that the new route will offer better connectivity to our customers,” said Vinod Kannan, CEO of Vistara. “We are also delighted to introduce another international route between Mumbai and Kathmandu, offering customers seamless connections beyond Mumbai, via our domestic and international network.”
Former MCCIA President Sudhir Mehta attributed the start of the flights to the perseverance of everyone involved. “This is really an example of how the entire city can work together and achieve a common goal,” he said.