Jet Airways commences non-stop, daily service between Pune and Singapore
Jet Airways launched its first daily, nonstop service between Pune and Singapore from 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 neighbouring 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.
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).
On the eve of the launch of this inaugural service from Pune International Airport, Jet Airways conducted a multi-faith prayer followed by a ceremonial lamp lighting to mark the launch of flight 9W 22 Pune to Singapore. This inaugural lamp lighting function was led by Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, and participating in the proceedings were esteemed guests, Anil Shirole, Member of Parliament Pune; Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati, MP Rajya Sabha; Valsa Nair Singh, Civil Aviation Secretary, Government of Maharashtra; Ajay Kumar, AAI Airport Director, and G.B. Srithar, Regional Director, Singapore Tourism Board. A host of dignitaries and special invitees graced the occasion with their presence.
On this occasion, Dube 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 six 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.”
Jet Airways recently entered global record books for the highest uplift of cargo by an Indian carrier in a single flight. The airline uplifted 45 tonnes of cargo on one of its flights on the Mumbai-London sector operated by a B777-300ER aircraft.
The record is globally significant as only two other international carriers have previously operated a flight each with a cargo complement of over 40 tonnes on a Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
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