Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) announced the introduction of two flight services connecting Hyderabad to Singapore and Colombo in collaboration with IndiGo.
IndiGo’s operation on the Hyderabad to Singapore route is set to commence on October 29, 2023. Flight 6E-1027 will take off from Hyderabad at 0250 hours (IST) and arrive in Singapore at 1000 hours (Singapore Standard Time). The return flight, 6E-1028, will depart from Singapore at 2325 hours (Singapore Standard Time) and reach Hyderabad at 0130 hours (IST).
Additionally, IndiGo will inaugurate its operations on the Hyderabad to Colombo route on November 3. The flight 6E-1181 will depart from Hyderabad at 1150 hours and land in Colombo at 1400 hours. The return flight, 6E-1182, will leave Colombo at 1500 hours and touch down in Hyderabad at 1700 hours. This nonstop flight service will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GHIAL, expressed his enthusiasm for these new routes, stating, “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting development in connectivity. With the establishment of more international routes by airlines, travellers from southern and central India, particularly from Hyderabad, will now have a wider range of options to explore based on their travel preferences. Our ongoing efforts to enhance connectivity aim to cater to the needs of our passengers who transit through Hyderabad Airport. This new air connectivity highlights our dedication to improving access to the global market and positioning Hyderabad Airport as a significant contributor to tourism and trade in the region. We are thrilled to play a role in facilitating seamless travel experiences for our passengers.”
Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo, expressed his pleasure at introducing these direct flights from Hyderabad to Colombo and Singapore, emphasising the expansion of their network. He stated, “This would serve as a catalyst for further boosting business ties, trade as well as tourism between India and Sri Lanka as well as Singapore. With these flights, we will connect Hyderabad to over ten international destinations. The introduction of these flights will not only enhance connectivity but also provide travellers with greater flexibility and convenience. As we continue to expand, we are committed to delivering on our promise of on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences across our unparalleled 6E network.”
If you are planning to avail these new services to Singapore, often referred to as the Lion City, iconic tourist places such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and Sentosa Island, are good places to start. In Sri Lanka, one can start their tour of the country with the historic Fort district and Galle Face Green.