India's IndiGo arrives at Changi Airport

Press Release  •  Sep 15, 2011 17:11 SGT

Changi Airport Group today welcomes IndiGo to its growing network of carriers as India’s largest low-cost carrier commences operations at Changi Airport.  IndiGo is the fifth Indian carrier to operate at Changi[1].

IndiGo will operate daily passenger services to New Delhi on the Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity of 180 passengers in a single-class configuration.  It will add a Mumbai-Singapore service commencing in the middle of October.  IndiGo will operate at Changi Airport Terminal 2.

Route / Flight Number / Departure/Arrival (local time) / Days of operations / Effective Date

New Delhi-Singapore / 6E011 / Dep DEL 0655H Arr SIN 1520H / Daily / 15 September 2011
Singapore-New Delhi / 6E012 / Dep SIN 1750H Arr DEL 2105H / Daily / 15 September 2011
Mumbai-Singapore / 6E051 / Dep BOM 0840H Arr SIN 1650H / Daily / 10 October 2011
Singapore-Mumbai / 6E052 / Dep SIN 1650H Arr BOM 1945H / Daily / 10 October 2011

With the addition of IndiGo, the Singapore-New Delhi route will be served by four carriers[2] operating a total of 70 flights a week.  The Singapore-Mumbai route will be served by six carriers[3] operating a total of 90 flights a week.

Singapore is the most connected point to India in Southeast Asia.  Some 180 weekly services with a capacity of more than 35,500 weekly one-way seats currently link Changi Airport to 11 cities in India.  With IndiGo joining Changi’s family of airlines, an additional 2,500 weekly one-way seats will be available between Singapore and India.

Given Singapore's strategic geographical location, Changi Airport is well-placed to tap on the growth of travel demand in India to Southeast Asia and Australia/ New Zealand.  Passenger traffic between Singapore and India has grown steadily over the years.  In 2010, more than 2.55 million passenger movements were recorded, an increase of 13.8% over 2009’s 2.24 million.  For the first seven months of 2011, passenger traffic between the two countries rose 6.6%, compared to the same period a year before.

Changi Airport now serves 102 airlines operating more than 5,800 scheduled flights each week, connecting Singapore to over 200 cities in 60 countries and territories worldwide.

[1] The others are Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.
[2] Air India, Jet Airways and Singapore Airlines operate daily flights to New Delhi.
[3] Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Singapore Airlines operate daily flights to Mumbai. Qantas operates a thrice-weekly service.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 370 accolades since it opened in 1981. Changi handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record in passenger traffic. The airport, which has four terminals, serves some 100 airlines flying to over 200 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

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