A wheelchair-bound flier, Arushi Singh, recently shared her distressing experience at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) in Kolkata on X (formerly twitter), which has sparked widespread outrage.
Singapore Airlines will operate Airbus 330 from 14 October to 21 October from NSCBI airport in Kolkata to Singapore to meet heavy rush of passengers during Durga Puja, said Mr David Lim, general manager of Singapore Airlines. Talking to the reporters in a city hotel, Mr Lim said that configuration of the aircraft ~Airbus 330 ~ is 30 in business class and 255 in economy class.
The flight will leave NSCBI airport in Kolkata at 11.55 p.m. and reach Singapore at 6.40 a.m. Currently, Singapore Airlines operate seven flights from Kolkata airport to Singapore. Airbus 330 is operated on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and rest of the days, Boeing 737 flies from Kolkata to Singapore. Configuration of the Boeing 737 is 12 in business class and 150 in economy class.
Last year, there was heavy rush of passengers during Durga Puja for air passengers from Kolkata to Singapore. The decision to operate Airbus 330 during Durga Puja was taken considering heavy rush of passengers during the festival, Mr Lim said.
Currently, Singapore Airlines operate 17 flights in a week from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, 14 flights from Delhi a week and 11 flights from Bangalore airport. Singapore Airlines will introduce direct flights from Singapore to New York from the middle of this year, Mr Lim added.