Low-cost carrier Spice-Jet has announced that Pune is among the 14 Indian cities which are to be connected with Singapore via Hyderabad from January 6, as part of a three year interline agreement it has signed with Singapore’s budget carrier Tigerair.
“Starting from January 12, Tigerair customers from Singapore will also enjoy easy access to SpiceJet’s domestic network, making their holiday and business travel more seamless,” SpiceJet said in a release.
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is run by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), will be the first Indian airport to facilitate the connecting flights, the release said.
“The airport will provide a free porter service to facilitate the collection and transfer of checked-in baggage for passengers travelling on connecting flights between the two airlines,” the release added.
Pune is already connected through direct flight services to Dubai, Frankfurt, Sharjah and Bangkok. The new link with Singapore via Hyderabad is expected to provide a major boost to tourism and business travel between Pune and Singapore.
Apart from Pune, the other 13 Indian cities that are part of the SpiceJet-Tigerair deal are Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Indore, Mangalore, Madurai, Bengaluru, Tirupati and Vishakhapatnam.