Flights between Singapore and India to increase

Singapore and India will increase air links, with more flights to the key Indian cities of Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi.

This was one of the highlights from a new deal that was inked by India's Civil Aviation Minister Shri Ajit Singh during his three-day visit to Singapore which started on Tuesday. No details however were given on how many more flights would be added between Singapore and the Indian cities.

Currently there are 432 flights a week between Singapore and India, operated by eight carriers and linking Singapore with 12 cities in India. The latest move is expected to bring down prices and ease congestion on packed flights to the popular destinations.

Mr Singh during his visit also called on Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew on Tuesday. A Transport Ministry statement said that Mr Singh and Mr Lui "exchanged air transport issues" but did not elaborate on what was discussed.