Hyderabad-Singapore wide-body aircraft flagged off from RGIA

The new flight would bring tourism options from Hyderabad to Singapore and beyond

Hyderabad-Singapore wide-body aircraft flagged off from RGIA

HYDERABAD: GMR led Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) inaugurated the A350-900 medium-haul, wide-body aircraft between Hyderabad and Singapore on Monday. Singapore Airlines' (SIA) debut wide-body service, SQ 523, took off from HYD International Airport at 11:20 p.m. Senior GHIAL officials, along with Singapore Airlines executives and other stakeholders, flagged off the inaugural wide-body flight in a joyous mood.

Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights between Hyderabad and Singapore, with A350 services available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The airline will continue to fly its B737-8 narrow-body services for the rest of the week. The wide-body A350-900 has higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body that provides greater space and comfort, and lighting designed to combat jetlag.

Singapore is a popular destination for visitors from south and central India. Furthermore, the ever-increasing demand for international travel has resulted in increased international passenger flow from Hyderabad Airport. The new flight would bring tourism options from Hyderabad to Singapore and beyond.

Passengers travelling beyond Singapore to countries such as Australia can now board the advanced A 350 aircraft from their very own pearl city. Passengers can travel from Hyderabad to Sydney and Melbourne in 14 hours via Singapore. This is far faster than travelling from HYD to these Australian destinations via any other Indian airport.

India is one of Australia's most important source markets for overseas tourism. The India-Australia travel industry has been expanding, and with the elimination of all pandemic restrictions in the country, the increase in Indian travellers has been tremendous in recent months.

According to the India Economic Strategy, nearly 70 million Indians will go abroad each year by 2035. 1.2 million visitors are expected to visit Australia during this time period. Telangana is one of the southern region's fastest-growing states.

India has significant VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives), tourist, migrant, and student traffic to Australia. In July, around 42000 people from Hyderabad and its surrounding areas visited Australia. With the ongoing cricket world cup being played in Australia in October and November, sports fans may simply jump on the next A 350 flight. Australia has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready to experience the beautiful historic landmarks and mind-boggling aquatic landscapes.

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