Capital Express loosely translates to Rajdhani Express in India. Those familiar with India know exactly what they stand for. These superfast trains connects New Delhi to India’s state capitals in air conditioned comfort and give airlines a run for their money in speed and value for money.
By coincidence or by design, reservations for the SQ flight opened on 26th January - Australia Day and India’s Republic Day.
While positioned as a Wellington – Canberra service, like the Rajdhani, the flight better connects Wellington not only to New Delhi, but also to seven state capitals in India: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad & Thiruvanthapuram (besides a number of other cities).
Here is a dated but relevant link:http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/singapore-airlines-group-and-changi-airport-to-benefit-as-india-singapore-market-opens-up-further-105975
Why is this exciting ? India. About 8,000 Indian students. 40,000 Indian tourists. 10,000 Skilled Indian migrants.