TAIPEI: It is far much cheaper for Delhiites to fly out of Jaipur to Singapore by Scoot than taking a direct flight to the Lion City, says a top official of Scoot Airlines.
In the global operations of the Singapore-headquartered Scoot Airlines, India is the third-highest market after China and Australia following the merger of short-haul airline Tiger Air and and medium-to-long-haul Scoot.
“One of the trends we notice is that people from Delhi fly out to Singapore from Jaipur, as it works economical than taking a direct flight out of the Indian capital,” Bharath Mahadevan, Country Head-India of Scoot Airlines, told IANS in an interview.
According to him, the lowest fare between Delhi-Singapore will be around Rs 25,000 on any carrier. The fare between Jaipur-Singapore ranges between Rs 12,000 and Rs 14,000.
He said lots of people do drive down to Jaipur from Delhi and even if they take a flight to Jaipur from Delhi, the cost would work out cheaper.
Scoot is a low-cost, medium-to-long-haul carrier owned and managed by Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH) under the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA). The company also operates low-cost short-haul Tiger Air.
Scoot operates between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Seoul, Kaohsiung, Hangzhou, Jeddah, Chennai, Amritsar, Jaipur, Sapporo and Dalian across nine countries.