Capacity expansion will also require a revision in India-Singapore air service agreements. Air services between two countries are negotiated by governments that control frequencies and the number of destinations.
"Singapore Airlines continually looks for opportunities to enhance travel experience of our Indian patrons," said Lim, while announcing the launch of operations of the Airbus A350 aircraft to Mumbai. The aircraft has 253 seats in a three-class configuration and will help the airline in better yields and fuel savings.
Lim refused to comment on airline's interest in Air India privatisation. " We can not comment on speculation," he said. The airline is being considered as a possible suitor after their joint venture partner Tata group expressed interest in acquiring the debt-laden national carrier.
Singapore Airlines and the Tata group launched Vistara in 2015 and the airline is preparing for an international foray. " We are pleased with our partnership with the Tatas and Vistara is performing really well," he added.