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SILKAIR TO ADD COLOMBO TO ROUTE NETWORK

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 09:39 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will commence flights to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital Colombo on 8 April 2017. SilkAir will operate three flights per week, taking over SIA’s SQ466/SQ467 service. SIA will continue to operate its daily night flight SQ468 and return flight SQ469.

The addition of SilkAir to the Singapore-Colombo route will optimise the utilisation of the SIA Group’s resources and present a better match of capacity to demand. It will extend the SilkAir network to 53 destinations across 15 countries.

The new service to Colombo, MI428, will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a same-day return flight operating as MI427, similar to the current SIA timing. The services will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Customers will be provided with a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class, respectively, as well as through check-in if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or SIA point via Singapore.

Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo, said: “Colombo is a fitting addition to our network. SilkAir is happy to continually bring our customers to more unique cities in the region, and increased connectivity via Singapore.”

As a gateway to explore Sri Lanka, Colombo is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural city and also the most populous city in Sri Lanka. Similarly, Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict many styles. Some of the attractions of Colombo include the Gangaramaya Temple, which demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture, Viharamahadevi Park, the oldest and largest park in Colombo, and the Galle Face Hotel, a historic landmark on the southern edge of the Galle Face Green promenade.

Beyond Colombo, Sri Lanka also offers many other tourist destinations such as the magnificent cave temples of Dambulla, the tea plantations of hilly Kandy, and colonial towns along the southern beaches of Galle.

Flights will be made available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents progressively. Detailed flight schedules to Colombo are appended in Annex A. Customers who have made advance bookings to fly the Singapore-Colombo route on Singapore Airlines will be re-accommodated on SilkAir’s new services or alternative Singapore Airline services.

Annex A

MI flight schedule (with effect from 8 April 2017):

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure (local time) Arrival (local time)
MI428 Singapore - Colombo Wed, Thu, Sat Singapore 08:50 Colombo 10:05
MI427 Colombo - Singapore Wed, Thu, Sat Colombo 11:30 Singapore 18:00

*Subject to regulatory approvals.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates almost 400 weekly flights to 52 destinations in 14 countries. Recent additions to the network include Vientiane, Luang Prabang (Oct 2016) and Fuzhou (Nov 2016). The airline currently has a fleet of 31 aircraft, comprising 3 A319s and 11 A320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details on SilkAir, visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

For further information, please contact:

SilkAir

Branding and Communications Department

Tel: (65) 6540-6497

Email: SilkAir_PA@singaporeair.com.sg

Website: silkair.com 

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will commence flights to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital Colombo on 8 April 2017. SilkAir will operate three flights per week, taking over SIA’s SQ466/SQ467 service. SIA will continue to operate its daily night flight SQ468 and return flight SQ469.

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SILKAIR TO TAKE OVER SCOOT’S YANGON SERVICES

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2017 17:15 SGT

Singapore – SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be taking over five-times-weekly services to Yangon, Myanmar, that are currently operated by the SIA Group’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot, from 29 October 2017.

SilkAir already operates 10 non-stop flights a week to Yangon and three services a week via Mandalay in Myanmar. With the transfer of Scoot’s Yangon services, SilkAir will boost its Yangon operations to 15 non-stop services a week. Parent company Singapore Airlines also operates daily services to Yangon.

Guests with existing bookings on Scoot’s Yangon services on and after 29 October 2017 will be re-accommodated on SilkAir. They will receive details of their new bookings by email when the re-accommodation is completed. Guests who prefer to cancel their bookings can opt for a full refund of their tickets. Scoot guests who require assistance can contact the Scoot call centre.

“The transfer of Scoot’s Yangon services to SilkAir will optimise aircraft utilisation within the Singapore Airlines Group and free up Scoot’s resources for other network development plans,” said Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot CEO.

“We look forward to providing our customers additional flight frequencies to Yangon, complete with our full service experience, including complimentary baggage allowance, inflight meals and inflight entertainment via our SilkAir Studio,” said Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive SilkAir.

With the transfer, Scoot will no longer operate to Myanmar and its network will then span 60 destinations across 16 countries. Scoot had earlier announced that it will commence scheduled services to Kuching on 29 October 2017, Honolulu on 19 December 2017 and Kuantan on 2 February 2018. Scoot will also mount seasonal flights to Harbin starting from 1 December 2017, and add seasonal non-stop Singapore-Sapporo flights (in addition to existing year-round Singapore-Taipei-Sapporo flights) starting from 3 November 2017. 

About Scoot

Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over fifty million guests and now operates a fleet of 15 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 23 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with five more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 60 destinations across 17 countries, with Harbin, Honolulu, Kuantan, Kuching and Palembang to join the network soon. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected aircraft as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscoot.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates close to 400 weekly flights to 49 destinations in 13 countries. Recent additions to the network include Cairns (May 2015) and Male (Oct 2015). The airline currently has a fleet of 29 aircraft, comprising 4 A319s and 11 A320s and 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800s and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

Consolidation of Yangon services to be operated by SilkAir intended to optimise SIA Group resources and free up Scoot’s resources for network development plans

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SILKAIR MARKS NEW ERA WITH ARRIVAL OF FIRST BOEING 737 MAX 8

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 14:30 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today celebrated the arrival of its new aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8. As Asia’s most awarded regional airline dedicated to creating joyful journeys for its customers, the new aircraft offers customers an enhanced on-board experience, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant flight. The first of 37 MAX 8s ordered, this delivery marks a significant milestone in SilkAir’s journey towards expanding its network to bring customers to inspiring destinations across the region.

Commenting on the MAX 8 arrival, Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive of SilkAir said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 to the SilkAir family. The new MAX 8 enables us to offer customers access to new and exciting destinations and paves the way for a new phase of growth. With the aircraft entering into service soon, we look forward to inviting customers on-board to enjoy the quality experience that the MAX 8 offers.”

The MAX 8 aircraft will feature an enhanced Business Class, with a new seat configuration of 156 seats – 12 Business Class seats and 144 Economy Class seats. With comfort and a joyful experience at the heart of its approach, the Business Class cabin will feature thoughtful refinements such as enhanced personal space with a 25% increase in seat pitch (39”to 49”) as well as additional seat recline (8” to 12”) for added comfort. These new seats will also feature a convenient side pocket for easily accessible personal storage, as well as a USB and 3-pin charging port to keep devices fully charged throughout the flight. To top off the experience, Business Class customers can also look forward to indulging in gourmet coffee from the world-renowned illycaffè, brewed freshly on-board.

Economy Class seats, which will now come in both aqua and light grey, have also been refined and showcase a sleeker and more ergonomic design. In an effort to increase comfort and convenience, seats in Economy Class are also fitted with seat-back tablet and phone holders and are accompanied by personal in-seat USB charging ports. With these new enhancements, customers on-board the MAX 8 can be assured of uninterrupted, hands-free comfort when enjoying SilkAir’s signature in-flight entertainment service, SilkAir Studio. The entertainment service has also been upgraded to ensure that the latest entertainment options are available. It now offers more than 100 exciting blockbuster hits, Hollywood and international movies, 40 television shows as well as chart-topping music.

Overall, customers will be greeted by a refreshed cabin look and feel on the new MAX 8 aircraft. Designed to create a more relaxing atmosphere on-board, the MAX 8’s Boeing Sky Interior highlights new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, and also features LED lighting which further elevates the sense of spaciousness for customers.

The first new destination the MAX 8 will fly to is Hiroshima, Japan, with the inaugural flight taking place on 30 October 2017. This marks the first Japanese destination that SilkAir has added to its network. With a return flight service to run three times a week, this route will also be the only non-stop service between Hiroshima and Singapore, providing travellers greater connectivity from Japan to Singapore, as well as to the rest of the region. This new route will also see the introduction of Japanese cuisine so customers can enjoy authentic Japanese flavours in dishes such as chicken curry don, mixed flavoured rice with Tsukune chicken balls and Omu rice.

Two more MAX 8s are expected to be delivered by the end of the year, with another 34 on order. Besides the newly introduced destination of Hiroshima, all MAX 8 aircraft will also be deployed to other longer haul destinations in the network including Cairns, Darwin, Kathmandu, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

To celebrate the launch of the new aircraft with consumers, SilkAir has created a dedicated MAX 8 microsite where the public can learn more about the aircraft, SilkAir destinations and also stand a chance to win flights on the brand new fleet of MAX 8 aircraft by participating in online mini games. More information can be found here: silkair.com/max8

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to customers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Colombo (Apr 2017) and soon, Hiroshima in October 2017. The airline currently has a fleet of 31 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s, 10 Airbus 320s, 17 Boeing 737-800s and 1 Boeing 737 MAX 8.

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For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

MAX 8 brings a new joy of flying to passengers with enhanced comfort and promises access to further destinations like SilkAir’s first Japanese city, Hiroshima.

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SILKAIR TO TRANSFER KUCHING AND PALEMBANG SERVICES TO SCOOT

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2017 12:30 SGT

Move intended to optimise SIA Group resources

Singapore - SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be transferring its services to Kuching in Malaysia and Palembang in Indonesia to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, starting 29 October 2017 and 23 November 2017 respectively. Currently, the airline flies four times weekly to Kuching and thrice weekly to Palembang.

Scoot’s operation of the two services will optimise aircraft utilisation within the Singapore Airlines Group, at the same time meeting travel demand for the routes. Scoot targets to commence sales of its Kuching and Palembang services in August and October respectively, subject to final regulatory approval.

“The transfer of the Kuching and Palembang services to Scoot is intended to further optimise the SIA Group’s resources and present a better match of capacity to demand,” said Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive SilkAir.

SilkAir will maintain its flight services to four other points in Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang. As for Indonesia, the full service airline will still operate to 11 other points: Balikpapan, Bandung, Denpasar (Bali), Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Surabaya and Yogyakarta.

Besides this development, SilkAir had earlier announced in May that it will be commencing scheduled services to its first Japanese destination, Hiroshima, on 30 October 2017, subject to regulatory approval. Additionally, SilkAir will also be increasing frequency on selected services to other destinations, including Cairns, Kathmandu, Yangon and Penang from 29 October 2017 onwards.

Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot CEO, said, “Malaysia and Indonesia are important markets to Scoot and we are glad to be able to expand our footprint in these countries. Kuching and Palembang complement our robust Southeast Asia network and we are looking forward to bringing the Scoot travel experience to more guests in the region. Both destinations are ideal for travellers looking for a relaxing getaway with Kuching being well-known for its lush nature and rustic ambience, while Palembang is rich in history and home to delicious local fare.”

The addition of Kuching and Palembang to the network will bring Scoot’s destination count in Malaysia to six, and to four in Indonesia. Current destinations in Malaysia are Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang and Kuantan to come on line by February 2018; while Indonesian destinations comprise Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta and Surabaya.

SilkAir will assist customers who have purchased tickets for travel to Kuching and Palembang. Customers booked for Kuching for travel from 29 October onwards will be given the option to reroute their flight to another SilkAir point in Malaysia or to continue their travel to Kuching on a Scoot flight. Alternatively, they can also opt for a full refund of their tickets. Customers booked for travel to Palembang from 23 November onwards will be given the option to reroute their flight to another SilkAir point in Indonesia or alternatively, a full refund of their tickets.

All administrative fees and penalties will be waived for customers who have purchased tickets prior to today. This also applies to KrisFlyer redemption tickets. SilkAir guests who require further assistance may call the SilkAir Contact Centre at +65 6223 8888.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Colombo (Apr 2017) and soon, Hiroshima in October 2017. The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s and 10 Airbus 320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

Singapore - SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be transferring its services to Kuching in Malaysia and Palembang in Indonesia to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, starting 29 October 2017 and 23 November 2017 respectively. Currently, the airline flies four times weekly to Kuching and thrice weekly to Palembang.

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CELEBRATE SILKAIR’S NEW BOEING 737 MAX 8 AIRCRAFT WITH SPECIAL FARE DEALS AND TICKET GIVEAWAYS

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2017 11:30 SGT

8 pairs of SilkAir Business Class return tickets to any of SilkAir’s 53 destinations to be won

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is offering customers exceptional return airfares as well as a chance to win Business Class tickets to its extensive network of 53 destinations, in celebration of the upcoming arrival of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which is slated for October this year.

Held from 3 to 30 July 2017[1] only, the promotional sale features attractive discounts for both Business and Economy Class airfares (refer to Annex A). In addition, customers who purchase any SilkAir ticket in the same period are instantly entered into a lucky draw, where eight lucky winners will each win a pair of return Business Class tickets to any of SilkAir’s 53 destinations in Asia Pacific.

For flights departing from Singapore, round-trip fares for as low as S$128 can whisk one away to the white sandy beaches and sapphire waters at Phuket, Thailand; for S$188 passengers can travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a gateway to discover the ancient Khmer Empire and explore one of the world’s greatest monuments, Angkor Wat; and S$288 will take you to Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a myriad of nature and urban city activities. Visit China’s picturesque destinations at S$388 or S$458—take your pick from the home of giant pandas at Chengdu, or unwind in nature at ‘Spring City’ Kunming.

These fares, which can be purchased on silkair.com and all SilkAir authorized agents, are inclusive of the full-service carrier’s many comforts and conveniences including 30kg and 40kg check-in baggage allowance for Economy and Business class respectively, inflight meals, complimentary wireless streaming of inflight entertainment via the SilkAir Studio app, and the chance to earn miles on the KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme. Codeshare flights, chartered flights and tickets issued by other airlines are not eligible for this promotion.

“SilkAir is excited to welcome the first of our new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to our fleet towards the end of this year, which marks another milestone in our commitment to constantly improve the travel experience for passengers,” said Mr. Chew Chee Keong, General Manager Singapore, SilkAir.

“We are pleased to offer these special fares to thank and reward our customers for their enduring support as well as welcome travellers who are new to SilkAir. Additionally, we are presenting an opportunity to eight lucky winners and their partners to experience our Business Class product, which we trust they will fully enjoy.”

This lucky draw is open to all customers within the SilkAir network who fulfil the conditions to enter the draw, including customers who purchase any SilkAir tickets that are not part of the promotional fares.

Further information on the promotion is available at www.silkair.com/max8.

Annex A

Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Booking, departure travel deadlines and promotional fares are as follows:

Sales period Travel period
Economy Class 3 – 30 July 2017 5 July – 31 October 2017
Business Class 3 – 30 July 2017 4 July – 31 October 2017
Economy Class
Cities, outbound from Singapore All-in Promotional Fare
Medan, Phuket, Kuching, Penang 128
Yogyakarta, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Yangon, Kota Kinabalu, Makassar 188
Shenzhen, Lombok, Colombo, Chennai, Mandalay, Koh Samui 288
Chengdu, Manado, Kochi, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, Chongqing 388
Kunming, Xiamen, Changsha, Wuhan 458
*All prices in SGDBusiness Class
Cities, outbound from Singapore All-in Promotional Fare
Bandung, Phuket, Medan 428
Yogyakarta, Cebu, Kalibo (Boracay), Chiang Mai 468
Lombok, Danang, Yangon, Koh Samui 598
Darwin, Kochi, Chennai, Kolkata 858
Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Wuhan 908

*All prices in SGD

***

[1] Outbound travel must be fulfilled on or before 31 October 2017.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Colombo (Apr 2017) and soon, Hiroshima in October 2017. The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s and 10 Airbus 320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details on SilkAir, visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is offering customers exceptional return airfares as well as a chance to win Business Class tickets to its extensive network of 53 destinations, in celebration of the upcoming arrival of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which is slated for October this year.

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SILKAIR TO LAUNCH NON-STOP FLIGHTS BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND HIROSHIMA

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 09:30 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Hiroshima, Japan, this year. Commencing 30 October 2017, this return flight service will run three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays[1]. The addition of Hiroshima and Japan to SilkAir’s route network marks a significant milestone for the airline and demonstrates its continuous commitment to bring customers new and exciting destinations.

The new service to Hiroshima will be operated with SilkAir’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which features both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers can look forward to a full-service experience, including in-flight meals; wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio; baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class passengers respectively; as well as through check-in if they are connecting to, or from, another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.

“SilkAir is proud to be offering the only non-stop flights between Hiroshima and Singapore, and we are confident that we can serve the demand from both cities. Hiroshima has been popular with Singaporeans, due to its historical significance, good weather and proximity to various attractions in neighbouring cities,” said Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive of SilkAir. “We are also hopeful that the Japanese traveling to Singapore from Hiroshima will find this route more convenient, especially for connecting to the other Southeast Asian destinations that SilkAir serves. Expanding our network to Japan is something we have been very excited about and working very hard for,” he continued.

With the launch of Hiroshima, the combined Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network will serve a total of 6 Japanese cities[2]. The number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 54 destinations in 16 countries[3].

Details of the flight schedules are as follows[4] (all times stated are local):

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure Arrival
MI868 Singapore - Hiroshima Mon, Thu, Sat Singapore 01:45 Hiroshima 09:30
MI867 Hiroshima - Singapore Mon, Thu, Sat Hiroshima 10:25 Singapore 15:40

About Hiroshima and Tourism

Located in the Chugoku Region of Japan, Hiroshima (広島) literally means “Wide Island” in Japanese, and is home to two World Heritage Sites: The Itsukushima Shrine; and the A-Bomb Dome of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Situated in the middle of the sea, the Itsukushima Shrine is the only shrine in the world with a torii-gate, and its prime location guarantees one of the three best views in Japan. Located at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the A-Bomb Dome is one of the most significant landmarks in Japan as it was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945.

For those seeking outdoor activities, embark on a curated two-day bicycle ride that allows one to weave through nearby villages and islands, via a 60-kilometer long toll road from Honshu to Shikoku. Onomichi, a prosperous and quaint seaport town situated along the Seto Inland Sea, is packed with cultural sites and ancient Japanese heritage.

As one of Japan’s three great sake-producing areas with approximate 50 sake brewers, visitors are also encouraged to experience the city’s unique Hiroshima sake at Saijo, a renowned sake town. Meanwhile, Japanese cuisine enthusiasts can delight their palates with one of Hiroshima’s most famous dishes, the Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake cooked on a hot plate.

Situated on a river delta, Hiroshima makes a wonderful destination all-year-round with mild winters and late summers. The city’s surroundings are rich with mountains, sea, islands, rivers, valleys, plains, and highlands that are unique to Japan.

-END-

[1] Subject to applicable regulatory approvals.

[2]Singapore Airlines serves Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka and two airports in Tokyo.

[3]The 16 countries currently include Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

[4] Subject to applicable regulatory approvals.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Colombo (Apr 2017) and soon, Hiroshima in October 2017. The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s and 10 Airbus 320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Hiroshima, Japan, this year. Commencing 30 October 2017, this return flight service will run three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays .

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SILKAIR TO ENHANCE SILKAIR STUDIO WITH WIDER ARRAY OF INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 16:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today announced an upgrade to its inflight entertainment system, SilkAir Studio, which allows passengers travelling onboard SilkAir flights to enjoy a greater array of international movies, television shows and music streamed directly onto their personal device via inflight Wi-Fi.

SilkAir Studio will now offer over 100 international movies and 40 television shows, a marked increase from the previous offering of 30 movies and 20 television programmes. Passengers will now be able to choose from a wider variety of popular films such as “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, “Interstellar” and the “Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit” and “Harry Potter” series, as well as family favourites like “The LEGO Movie” and “Storks”. Hours more of popular television shows are also now available for streaming, including “Modern Family”, “Fresh Off the Boat”, “The Big Bang Theory” and other hit shows.

“We look forward to our customers enjoying more movies and TV selections while flying with us. This is part of our ongoing commitment to make SilkAir a Joy to Fly.” said Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive of SilkAir.

SilkAir Studio was first introduced in 2014 as a complimentary offering to customers as part of the full service experience that SilkAir provides, which also includes inflight meals, baggage allowance and Business and Economy Class cabin options. Complementing the existing overhead system, this wireless service provides customers with diverse options for a more customised in-flight entertainment experience.

Apple users must download the SilkAir Studio mobile application prior to boarding while Android uses can download the application onboard. Log-in instructions to SilkAir Studio are available in the instruction guides placed in the in-seat pocket. Passengers will be able to enjoy SilkAir Studio and charge their devices on-the-go as USB and 3-pin charging ports are available on SilkAir’s Boeing aircraft.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Fuzhou (Nov 2016) and Colombo (Apr 2017). The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s and 10 Airbus 320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details on SilkAir, visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

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For further information, please contact:

SilkAir Branding and Communications Department
 Tel: (65) 6540-6497
 Email: SilkAir_PA@singaporeair.com.sg
Burson-Marsteller for SilkAir
 Tel: (65) 6671 3222 / (65) 6671 3246
 Email: Annabel.lim@bm.com
           Samantha.kong@bm.com

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today announced an upgrade to its inflight entertainment system, SilkAir Studio, which allows passengers travelling onboard SilkAir flights to enjoy a greater array of international movies, television shows and music streamed directly onto their personal device via inflight Wi-Fi.

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SILKAIR WELCOMES COLOMBO TO ITS ROUTE NETWORK

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2017 10:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, joining its parent carrier in serving the route. With the launch of this thrice-weekly flights, SilkAir’s route network is now extended to 53 destinations across 15 countries.

The inaugural MI428 flight departed this morning at 8.50am from Singapore Changi Airport and arrived at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport at 10.05am where it received the traditional water cannon salute. Due to the airport ceremony, the return flight will depart at 11.45am instead of the scheduled 11.05am, and is expected to land in Singapore at 6.10pm in the evening (all times local).

The thrice-weekly flights to Colombo are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with same-day returning flights operating as MI427. The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with both Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Customers onboard the flight will enjoy a full-service experience, including inflight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, as well as baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class respectively.

This new SilkAir service will complement Singapore Airlines’ current daily flights to Colombo. Together, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will offer a total of 10 round-trip services a week.

To commemorate this special occasion, passengers on the first Colombo-bound flight out of Singapore were presented with exclusive SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by Chief Executive Mr. Foo Chai Woo and Commander of the flight, Captain Krishnakumar Narayanan.

“Colombo offers a rich heritage and a variety of experiences to travellers to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka. The launch of the Colombo flight route as our 53rd destination presents an opportunity for SilkAir to continually provide our customers with increased connectivity to the region via Singapore. We are confident that this will be a destination that will interest many travellers as they embark on their Sri Lankan adventures,” commented SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo on the route’s launch.

Flights will be made available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centre and travel agents. Detailed flight schedules to Colombo are as follow, all times stated are local:

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure Arrival
MI428 Singapore - Colombo Wed, Sat Singapore 08:50 Colombo 10:05
MI428 Singapore - Colombo Thu Singapore 07:30 Colombo 09:15
MI427 Colombo - Singapore Wed, Sat Colombo 11:05 Singapore 17:30
MI427 Colombo - Singapore Thu Colombo 10:30 Singapore 17:00

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About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates over 400 weekly flights to 53 destinations in 15 countries. Recent additions to the network include Fuzhou (Nov 2016) and Colombo (Apr 2017). The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 Airbus A319s and 10 Airbus 320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. 

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, joining its parent carrier in serving the route. With the launch of this thrice-weekly flights, SilkAir’s route network is now extended to 53 destinations across 15 countries.

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SILKAIR FLIES TO ITS 8TH CHINESE CITY TODAY

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2016 13:27 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Fuzhou, China. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 52 destinations in 14 countries. The combined Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network will serve a total of 11 Chinese cities[1].

The inaugural flight, MI990, departed this morning at 10.35am from Singapore Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Fuzhou Changle International Airport at 3.05pm. The return flight, MI989, will take off at 4.15pm and is expected to land in Singapore at 9.00pm (all times local).

The four weekly flights to Fuzhou are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with same-day return. The services will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both business and economy class cabins.

To mark this special occasion, passengers on the first flight out of Singapore and Fuzhou were presented with exclusively produced SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo, and Commander of the flight, Captain Steve Tan.

Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo said: “We are delighted to launch our new flight route to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province. We hope that this would open up exciting opportunities for travellers between Fuzhou and Singapore, and also beyond these two major gateways. Fuzhou is famous for its sea views, mountains and historical sites and I am confident it will be a destination that will interest many Singaporeans. Likewise, Singapore offers various attractions that tourists from Fuzhou will definitely enjoy and find appeal in.”

As the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province, Fuzhou is also known as the “city of banyans”, because of the numerous Banyan trees planted there. Fuzhou boasts of forest parks, historic temples, ancient-style architecture and old streets – a few noteworthy attractions include West Lake Park, Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Pingtan Island and Xichan Temple.

Singapore promises to be an exciting experience for Fuzhou customers. They can enjoy a wide variety of attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, and the famous Night Safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Singapore also offers world class shopping along the famous Orchard Road, and exciting dining options around the city.

From now till 31 March 2017, Fuzhou customers who transit in Singapore onto another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines flight can enjoy S$40 Changi Dollar vouchers for use in the airport[2].

Flights are available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents. Detailed flight schedules to Fuzhou are appended in Annex A.

Annex A

MI flight schedule (with effect from 31 October 2016):

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure Arrival
MI990 Singapore - Fuzhou Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Singapore 10:35 Fuzhou 15:05
MI989 Fuzhou - Singapore Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Fuzhou 16:15 Singapore 21:00

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[1] SilkAir destinations are Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.

Singapore Airlines destinations are Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

[2]Terms and conditions apply, for more details, please visit silkair.com.

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates almost 400 weekly flights to 52 destinations in 14 countries. Recent additions to the network include Cairns (May 2015), Male (Oct 2015), Vientiane, Luang Prabang (Oct 2016) and Fuzhou (Nov 2016). The airline currently has a fleet of 31 aircraft, comprising 3 A319s and 11 A320s and 17 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Fuzhou, China. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 52 destinations in 14 countries. The combined Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network will serve a total of 11 Chinese cities.

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SILKAIR'S INAUGURAL FLIGHT TO LAOS TAKES TO THE SKIES TODAY

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2016 15:11 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.

The inaugural flight departed this afternoon at 1.20pm from Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport at 3.15pm. It will then depart at 4.05pm for Luang Prabang International Airport, and is expected to arrive at 5.00pm. The return flight will take off at 5.50pm and is expected to land in Singapore at 10.05pm (all times local).

The thrice weekly flights to Laos are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with same-day return. The services will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring both business and economy class cabins.

To mark this special occasion, passengers on the first flight out of Singapore and Laos were presented with exclusively produced SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo, and Commander of the flight, Captain Sheldon Rasquinha.

Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo said: “We are very excited to launch this new flight, as the popularity of Laos grows among travelers of the region and beyond. The air link will be the latest addition to the Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network covering over 100 international cities in 34 countries, providing our customers with enhanced connectivity through our Singapore Changi Airport hub. We hope that travelers will delight in the serene nature of Laos and all its vibrancy in culture and architecture.”

Flights are available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents. Detailed flight schedules to Laos are appended in Annex A.

Annex A

MI flight schedule (with effect from 31 October 2016):

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure (Local timing) Arrival (Local Timing)
MI788 Singapore - Vientiane Mon, Thu, Sat Singapore 13:20 Vientiane 15:15
MI788 Vientiane - Luang Prabang Mon, Thu, Sat Vientiane 16:05 Luang Prabang 17:00
MI788 Luang Prabang - Singapore Mon, Thu, Sat Luang Prabang 17:50 Singapore 22:05

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates almost 400 weekly flights to 49 destinations in 13 countries. Recent additions to the network include Cairns (May 2015) and Male (Oct 2015). SilkAir’s network will increase to 52 destinations in 14 countries when Vientiane and Luang Prabang commence operations in October 2016 and Fuzhou in November 2016. The airline currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft, comprising 3 A319s and 11 A320s and 16 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SilkAir and http://www.instagram.com/SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.

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About SilkAir

The Regional Wing of Singapore Airlines

SilkAir’s pedigree as one of Asia-Pacific’s leading regional carriers began in the mid 1970s. Tradewinds Pte Ltd was formed in 1975 as the tours and travel arm of Singapore Airlines. Tasked with developing and wholesaling holiday tours, Tradewinds exclusively marketed SIA holiday packages in the early 1980s.

On 21 February 1989, Tradewinds the Airline was unveiled, catering to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Pattaya, Phuket, Hatyai, Kuantan and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Jakarta, Phnom Penh and Yangon were added.

On 01 April 1992, Tradewinds was renamed SilkAir. This change marked the carrier’s evolution from a holiday resort airline to a full-fledged regional carrier. The company’s Tours & Travel Division was restructured into a wholly-owned subsidiary of SilkAir, retaining the name Tradewinds Tours & Travels Pte Ltd.

SilkAir’s positioning as a premium, short-to-medium haul regional carrier gives it a unique appeal amongst leisure and business travellers in Asia. Whilst offering carefully selected meals, a full bar service and elements of inflight entertainment, SilkAir places great emphasis on providing attentive, friendly and relaxing service. The carrier’s regional flair is expressed through both its cabin crew and its cuisine – ensuring that your experience of the destination you’re heading to begins when you step onto our plane.

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