30 August, 2011

Singapore Airlines all set to introduce low cost carrier -


Facing stiff competition from low fare air-carriers, Singapore Airlines is all set to introduce a low cost carrier soon, a top official said on Tueday.


"We are looking for a low cost carrier. It will be used in the short, medium and long haul routes", Singapore Airlines Southern India Manager Richard Tan told reporters.
He said the launch of carrier would add to the existing operations of
Tiger, Silk Air and Singapore Airlines cargo.
Declining to give further details on the carrier,he said the company recently appointed a CEO to head the LCC vertical.
Stating that the routes connecting Singapore were yet to be announced, he said the airline would not compromise on "quality" and "service".
On their India operations, he said the airline planned to introduce bigger aircraft and also increase frequency.
Admitting that their costs were marginally higher than private airlines, he claimed Singapore Airlines provides quality service, particularly for a passenger who has to connect another international flight.
"We make sure the passenger does not miss the connecting flight. This is one of the critical issues in this industry", he said.
He claimed the airline occupancy ratio was 80 per cent to between India and singapore and that most assengers opt to visit Singapore was during May.
Currently, Singapore Airlines connects Trivandrum, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai along with Silk Air.

Singapore Airlines all set to introduce low cost carrier - The Economic Times