Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ 421 BOM - SIN in 2007
Airlines: Singapore Airlines Flight: SQ 421 BOM - SIN Reg : 9V-SYD Aircraft: Boeing 777-312 Dep - BOM : 11.45 Arr - SIN : 19.35 Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes Distance : 3,899 kilometers
This report is from a Mumbai to Singapore flight in July 2007.
Apologies for the photo quality as the camera settings were messed, monsoon weather and scratched windows .
Arriving at the airport
Took the Western Express Highway to arrive at Sahar Terminal 2c.
Air Deccan departing
Sahar Road to International Terminal
Newly privatised Mumbai Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue
Kings after whose name Mumbai airport is named.
Ramp to Departure
Terminal 2C was used by Air India and other star alliance members, Terminal 2B was unused. Terminal 2A was used by Jet Airways and all other carriers
Terminal 2c on the left
Arriving at Terminal 2c gate
Check-In, Immigration and security
Entry was permitted after checking the ticket and passport. Check-in queues was not long as I had arrived earlier. Immigration in the afternoon was quiet and queues were short. After immigration, there used to customs to declare any duty items which was carried overseas. After customs check, headed for security. Once security check was done. Boarding pass and bag tag was stamped Took escalator to the floor below into the waiting area.
There were few duty free shops selling souvenirs and Indian handicraft.
Air India Boarding gate
Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD arrives from Singapore
While waiting saw the flight arriving.
Emirates to Dubai
In the adjacent gate, Dubai flight was boarding.
Indian Airlines double bogie aircraft on active runway
Jet Airways holding
Singapore Airlines arrives at the gate
Glass separating the arrival passage from the window
Boarding was called after passengers disembarked and the aircraft was cleaned. Passport, boarding pass and handbag tag was checked for security stamp.
Leased Air India Boeing 767
Main Indian Carriers in a frame
Air India Boeing 767 towed to gate operating flight AI 717
Cabin prepared for departure
Singapore Airlines has Indian crew for Mumbai flights
With all passengers boarded. Doors closed,
Seating in the rear of the cabin, there were few empty seats.
Ready for pushback
Waiting for pushback after boarding was completed.
Air India hub in 2007
Air India Boeing 747-300 "Shivaji" towed to gate
Jet Airways parked at Terminal 2A
Air India and Indian Airlines at disused Terminal 2B
Air India A310 - Main workhorse during the 90~00's
Vacated gate at Terminal 2c
Air India B747-300 and A310-300
Go Airways arrives as SQ taxies to runway 27
Taxi queue was long with many flight arriving and departing ahead of SQ421
Egypt Air A330 arriving from Cairo, operating to Kuala Lumpur via Mumbai
Terminal 2c view
Air India A310 "Cauvery " VT-EVW
Had traveled on this aircraft from Doha, Qatar in 90's. Used for regular for Doha -Bahrain flight AI 877 / 878
Terminal 2 and Air India hangers
Jari Mari - Mumbai aviation spotters paradise
Waited for the Air Deccan flight to land
Air blast protection
On active runway 27
Turning South over Arabian Sea
Bandra -Worli Sealink Bridge
Bandra -Worli Sealink under construction bottom right of the photo
Suburb of Bandra in Mumbai
Bandra Station, Western Express Highway and Bandra Kurla Complex [BKC]
Cruising into clear skies
On reaching cruise altitude, cabin crew got into action. Lunch was getting ready
Lunch option was Veg or Non-Veg. I chose the non-veg option which was lamb.
Lamb Mutton, Veggies and Dahi Puri and Naan
Food was delicious. Well cooked and Dahi puri was well made.
Cloudy due to South West Monsoon
Passengers resting after lunch.
Heading towards Bay of Bengal after passing Chennai.
Selected Singapore Sling for the drinks and snoozed.
Cloudy outside most of the way
Somewhere passed the Andaman Islands
Seat and Window
Cabin lights off for resting
Connecting flight information
Evening fast approaching
Somewhere over Malacca Straits
Approaching Singapore Changi Airport
As it was dark on arrival and my camera being useless under those conditions. Enjoyed the outside view as the flight approached over Changi beach to land .
Flight was to arrive at Gate F54 in Terminal 2. Arrived in Singapore on time. Headed for immigration, got my visa on arrival stamp, collected bags and exited the terminal in 15 mins.
Took a taxi to city.
Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Mumbai - BOM
Singapore - SIN
Singapore Airlines service was excellent, as usual looked after their customers well. Mumbai Airport was undergoing cosmetic renovation as the terminal was going to be demolished. Singapore Airport was efficient, immigration, baggage was quick. Taxi was available outside the terminal building. Had a pleasant flight flying SQ.
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