The competition on the India-Singapore sector is set to hot up with Singapore Airlines announcing the launch of its Airbus A380 flight from Delhi and Mumbai from May 30.
The airline will operate one A380 flight each from Delhi and Mumbai, and one Boeing 777 flight each.
“With the launch of Airbus A380, we will increase our capacity out of Delhi by 13 per cent but the capacity out of Mumbai airport will see a reduction of 9 per cent. The capacity being offered from Delhi will increase further to 15.3 per cent after we replace the Boeing 777 by an Airbus 330 from July,” said David Lau, GM-India, Singapore Airlines. The A380 flight would increase troubles for Air India and Jet Airways. Air India’s direct flight to Australia would also face competition due to onward connectivity being offered by Singapore.