Jet Airways, India’s premiere, full service international airline will start its first daily, nonstop service between Pune and Singapore from December 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 neighboring regions to Singapore. Travelers 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.
Pune, known as the Oxford of the East, has rapidly transformed into a bustling economic centre. Singapore is a well-established financial hub of the East and an immensely popular tourist destination.
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 Mr Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, and participating in the proceedings were guests such as, 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.