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SilkAir to Fly to Hangzhou

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2014 12:35 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will soon begin flights to its eighth destination in China.

Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will operate services to Hangzhou four times a week from 27 June 2014. (Details of the flight schedule can be found in the attachment below.) The new service will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins. 

“The launch of services to Hangzhou, reaffirms SilkAir’s commitment to continue to grow our network in China, which is one of our key markets. Hangzhou is a city that attracts both the leisure and business traveller and we believe that our new service will certainly benefit them.” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng. 

Hangzhou, the capital of the Zhejiang province is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and cultural sites. The city is centred largely around the picturesque West Lake, where popular attractions such as Solitary Hill, Ling Yin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda can be found. There are also countless restaurants and teahouses lining the lake.The city is also famous for its Longjing or Dragon Well Green tea and boasts acres of lush tea fields growing some of the finest grades of this tea. 

SilkAir first began operations to China in 1993 and has steadily strengthened its network over the years. SilkAir currently serves 7 destinations in China, namely Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.

The new Hangzhou services are conveniently connected via Singapore with the rest of the more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.

A table summarizing the flight schedule is reflected below.

SilkAir’s Services to Hangzhou, China (From 27 June 2014)

Flight Number

Routing

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI 918

SIN-HGH

Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun

SIN 1000hrs

HGH 1520hrs

MI 917

HGH-SIN

Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun

HGH 1620hrs

SIN 2125hrs

 

Note:  Singapore (SIN)

Hangzhou (HGH)


*All timings local, schedules are subject to slots approval

About SilkAir

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 more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Makassar (August 2013) and Yogyakarta (November 2013). SilkAir's network will increase to 48 destinations when Kalibo, Mandalay and Hangzhou commence operations in May 2014 and June 2014 respectively. The airline currently has a fleet of 24 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 16 A320s and 2 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 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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.

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

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Celebrate SilkAir's 25th Anniversary With 250,000 Special Deals

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 12:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by offering customers around the region special fares on 250,000 seats for 25 days. The promotion, which will commence on the Airline’s actual birthday on 21 February, will see customers enjoy discounts of up to 50 per cent, depending on the routes.

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SilkAir's New Brand Campaign Embraces the Joy of Flying

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2014 11:45 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has launched a new brand campaign that looks to rekindle the joy of flying. Moving away from the idea of travel as being purely transactional, the campaign focuses on how Asia’s most awarded regional carrier creates journeys worth taking by offering customers a seamless and enjoyable travel experience at all times.

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SilkAir's First Boeing 737-800 Makes Its Debut On Home Ground At The Singapore Airshow 2014

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2014 13:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, welcomed its first Boeing 737-800 at the Singapore Airshow 2014 today. On exclusive display for just one day, the maiden aircraft was dressed in a special 25th Anniversary livery of SilkAir’s signature blue and green to commemorate the milestone occasion that takes place this month.

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Fans Take Over the Captain's Seat to Show SilkAir's First Boeing 737-800 the Way Home

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2014 15:50 SGT

From February 7 to 8, a team of some 150 SilkAir fans took turns through the night to virtually deliver a SilkAir Boeing 737-800 aircraft as part of Asia's first ever 25-hour flight simulation event. Entitled Bringing Boeing Home with SilkAir, the overnight event celebrated the delivery of the first Boeing 737-800 in SilkAir’s new fleet of Boeing planes.

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Boeing, SilkAir Begins Transition to All 737 Fleet

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2014 08:05 SGT

SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SilkAir celebrated today the delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir.

“The new Boeing 737 aircraft will support our network expansion plans,” said SilkAir Chief Executive Leslie Thng. “The transition to an all-Boeing fleet will enable us to efficiently serve more destinations, fly longer routes and increase capacity on existing routes.”

SilkAir’s new 737 will enter service later this month, flying to existing destinations including in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. With the follow-on 737 deliveries, SilkAir will fly the aircraft to more destinations in Cambodia, Vietnam, India and the Philippines starting in March.

"As air travel in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, Boeing is proud to support SilkAir’s plans to fly more passengers and serve more cities," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737-800’s efficiency and reliability makes it an excellent addition to the SilkAir fleet. SilkAir's passengers also will enjoy an enhanced flying experience with the comfort of the 737 Boeing Sky Interior and the airline’s award-winning service."

The Boeing 737-800 is the best-selling versions of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737 is the most fuel-efficient and reliable single-aisle airplane today. The airplane provides added value to airlines by delivering reliability, simplicity and reduced operating and maintenance costs.

The 737 features the Boeing Sky Interior, which highlights new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

SilkAir is a full-service airline and the regional wing of Singapore Airlines. It currently flies more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries.

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Contact:
Tim Bader
Asia Pacific and India Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 206-859-3633
tim.s.bader@boeing.com

Soraya Salim
Head Public Affairs
SilkAir (S) Pte Ltd
+65 6541 5303
silkair_publicaffairs@singaporeair.com.sg

Kimberly Mah
Ogilvy Public Relations for SilkAir
+65 6213 9940
kimberly.mah@ogilvy.com 

More information: http://www.silkair.com/boeing737 and http://www.newairplane.com/737ng/

Photo and caption are available here: http://boeing.mediaroom.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 more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries. Latest additions to the network include Semarang (July 2012), Makassar (August 2013) and Yogyakarta (November 2012). The airline currently has a fleet of 25 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s, 18 A320s and 1 B737-800. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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

 

SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SilkAir celebrated today the delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir.

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SilkAir Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary With Delivery Of New Boeing 737-800 And Commemorative Activities

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2014 11:45 SGT

With 25 years in the air under its wing, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be celebrating its Silver anniversary this year. Marking its anniversary celebrations, the airline will be taking delivery of the first aircraft in its new fleet of 54 Boeing 737s in early February 2014.

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SilkAir to fly to Kalibo and Mandalay

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2014 10:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to two new Southeast Asian destinations, increasing its network to 47 destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice-weekly services to Kalibo in the Philippines through circular-routing flights with Cebu from 27 May 2014, and thrice-weekly circular flights between Mandalay in Myanmar and Yangon from 10 June 2014. (Details of the flight schedules are in the attachment below.)

Kalibo will be SilkAir’s third destination in the Philippines after Cebu and Davao while Mandalay will be the airline’s second destination in Myanmar after Yangon. The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins. 

“As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir plays a role to extend the Singapore Airlines Group network by seeding and developing emerging destinations. We are excited to be adding both Kalibo and Mandalay to our network and are confident that they will be well received,” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng. 

The two new services will be conveniently connected via Singapore to more than 90 cities in the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.

Kalibo is the capital of Aklan province and gateway to the idyllic Boracay island, which is located off the northwestern tip of Panay. The island is known for its stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Besides soaking up the sun on its beautiful beaches, Boracay also offers a wide array of land and sea activities.

The second largest city in Myanmar, Mandalay is the centre of culture and religion in the country. The city is home to the magnificent royal palace as well as many other attractions built during the Konbuang Dynasty. Bagan, long considered one of the world’s greatest archeological sights, is also accessible through Mandalay.

The two new services will be introduced during the Northern Summer operating season, between 30 March 2014 and 25 October 2014. SilkAir is also making network adjustments during this season, comprising capacity increases on several routes and reductions on others.

In Thailand, SilkAir will operate 35 times weekly to Phuket, up from the current 30 times weekly.

In Australia, services to Darwin will be increased to five times weekly, a rise from the current four times weekly.

In Indonesia, services to Palembang will be increased to five times weekly and subject to slots approval, services to Balikpapan will also increase from the current six times a week to daily flights.

A table summarizing the frequency changes is in the attachment.

Table 1:

SilkAir’s Services to Kalibo, Philippines (From 27 May 2014)

Flight Number

Routing

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI 577

SIN-CEB-KLO

Thursday

SIN 0820hrs

KLO 1345hrs

MI 577

KLO-SIN

Thursday

KLO 1430hrs

SIN 1810hrs

MI 599

SIN-KLO

Tuesday, Sunday

SIN 1000hrs

KLO 1345hrs

MI 599

KLO-CEB-SIN

Tuesday, Sunday

KLO 1430hrs

SIN 1940hrs

 

Table 2:

SilkAir’s Services to Mandalay, Myanmar (From 10 June 2014)

Flight Number

Routing

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI 533

SIN-RGN-MDL

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SIN 1135hrs

MDL 1500hrs

MI 533

MDL-SIN

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

MDL 1555 hrs

SIN 2050hrs

Note:  Singapore (SIN)

   Cebu (CEB)

  Kalibo (KLO)

  Yangon (RGN)

  Mandalay (MDL)

*All timings local, schedules are subject to slots approval.

Table 3:

SilkAir Frequency Changes for Northern Summer Schedule (30 March 2014 –25 October 2014)

Route

New Frequency

(per week)

Current Frequency

(per week)

Frequency increases:

Singapore - Phuket

35

30

Singapore - Palembang

5

4

Singapore - Balikpapan

7

6

Singapore - Darwin

5

4

Frequency reductions:

Singapore - Medan

19

21

Singapore - Pekanbaru

3

4

Singapore - Hyderabad

9

10

Singapore - Kochi

9

10

Singapore - Visakhapatnam

3

4

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 more than 300 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries. Latest additions to the network include Semarang (July 2012), Makassar (August 2013) and Yogyakarta (November 2012). The airline currently has a fleet of 24 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 18 A320s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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

 

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SilkAir Launches Wireless Inflight Entertainment Trial

Press Releases   •   Dec 26, 2013 11:54 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has commenced a wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) system trial on one of its Airbus A320 aircraft. During this trial, customers will be able to stream a wide variety of multimedia content such as movies, TV programmes and music directly onto their personal devices while onboard their flight.

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SilkAir Takes Off for Yogyakarta

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2013 08:45 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, commenced services today to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Flight MI152 departed Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 0810 hours, and is scheduled to arrive in Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto International Airport at 0930 hours. The return flight, MI151 will depart Yogyakarta at 1100 hours, and is scheduled to reach Singapore at 1425 hours (all times local)[1].

Yogyakarta will be the 45th destination in SilkAir’s network, extending the airline’s reach to 12 destinations in Indonesia. SilkAir’s other Indonesian destinations include Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo, and Surabaya.

SilkAir’s flights to Yogyakarta are three times weekly, with departures on Monday, Friday and Sunday. The flights will be operated by the A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class.

Gateway to the famous Borobudur Buddhist Temple and Prambanan Hindu Temple in Central Java – both Unesco World Heritage sites - Yogyakarta is the hub of classical Javanese fine art and culture, renowned for its puppetry, batik and poetry. A city steeped in history and tradition, it was the seat of the ancient Mataram Empire in the 18th and 19th century. Yogyakarta is blessed with natural wonders and rich Javanese heritage, and is the second most visited Indonesian destination after Bali.

To celebrate this milestone, customers on the first flight out of Singapore were presented with a special Wayang Kulit bookmark and inaugural flight certificates personally signed by Chief Executive SilkAir, Mr. Leslie Thng, and the flight commander. Customers travelling on the inaugural flight out of Yogyakarta received exclusively produced SilkAir notebooks as well as the specially signed flight certificates.

“The launch of these direct flights to Yogyakarta reinforces SilkAir’s commitment to the Indonesian market. There is favourable demand and strong growth potential from both corporate and leisure traffic to Yogyakarta,” said Mr. Thng. “With these new services, SilkAir has further strengthened our foothold in the Indonesian market and connects Singapore with more Indonesian cities than any other carrier.”

With this latest launch, SilkAir’s frequencies to Indonesia will now increase to 70 flights weekly.

From a broader perspective, these new flights connect Yogyakarta with the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network of over 90 cities worldwide via the Singapore hub.

For Yogyakarta customers visiting Singapore, the Lion City promises a wide variety of attractions such as Marine Life Park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Universal Studios Singapore, Gardens by the Bay and the famous Night Safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Singapore also offers world class shopping and dining options around the city.

 

Detailed flight scheduled to Yogyakarta are as follows:

Singapore –Yogyakarta Services from 25 November 2013

Flights to Yogyakarta (JOG)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI152

Monday, Friday, Sunday

SIN 0810hrs

JOG 0930hrs

Flights to Singapore (SIN)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI151

Monday, Friday, Sunday

JOG 1015hrs

SIN 1330hrs

*All times local

Customers interested in booking flights and viewing fares for flights to and from Yogyakarta can visit silkair.com

[1] Timing for MI 151 only applicable for the inaugural flight on 25 November 2013.

* All times local

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 more than 300 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries. Latest additions to the network include Hanoi (June 2012), Visakhapatnam (October 2012), Semarang (July 2012), Makassar (August 2013) and Yogyakarta (November 2013). The airline currently has a fleet of 24 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 18 A320s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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

 

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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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