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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 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.

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[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

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

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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SILKAIR LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2016 09:08 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has launched a new mobile app which offers travellers greater travel convenience from booking to boarding. Designed to be fast and intuitive, the mobile app aims to provide users with a functional and seamless user experience.

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FLY DIRECT TO OKINAWA ON SPECIAL SILKAIR FLIGHTS

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 14:19 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, and Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) are pleased to announce 12 direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between November 2016 and January 2017. These series charters are part of the continuing joint efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link. Departing from Singapore Changi Airport, the flight time is approximately five hours and 15 minutes on these non-stop services, which arrive straight into Naha, the capital of Okinawa.

These full-service flights will be operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Passengers will be offered a suite of SilkAir’s full-service offerings, including 30kg and 40kg baggage allowance for Economy and Business class respectively, inflight meals, and complimentary inflight entertainment via SilkAir Studio, which allows them to stream movie, TV and audio content directly to their personal devices.

"SilkAir is again pleased to work with OPG to provide direct services to Okinawa. Our seven flights in June 2016 were well received by the market and we hope to provide our customers the opportunity again to experience the rich culture and enjoy the fascinating sights there in the year-end holiday season," said SilkAir Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua.

“OPG welcomes another series of direct charter flights to Okinawa by SilkAir. During the previous services in June, a great number of Singaporeans visited the islands and enjoyed Japan’s southernmost paradise. I truly hope that even more Singaporeans will visit the islands on the upcoming charter flights and discover Okinawa’s year-round attraction, which will build up travel demand for Okinawa and greatly contribute to the eventual launch of scheduled services,” said OPG’s Director General of the Department Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mr. Mitsuyuki Maeda.

Okinawa comprises hundreds of the Ryuku islands and these islands extend southwest from the southern end of mainland Japan to Taiwan. The close proximity to Chinese influence is visible in the region’s vibrant architecture, traditional dress and the martial art of karate. Okinawa’s capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. Attractions in Naha include Shuri Castle which is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Peace Memorial Park, and Churaumi Aquarium.

Members of the public from Singapore that are interested to travel to Okinawa can view the flight itinerary or contact any of the travel agents listed in Annex A.

Annex A

MI flight schedule to Okinawa:

Flight Dates Sector Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Time
19, 23, 29 Nov, 3, 7, 13, 17, 21, 27, 30, 31 Dec 2016 and 3 Jan 2017 Singapore to Okinawa MI 884 1100hrs 1715hrs
Okinawa to Singapore MI 883 1815hrs 2245hrs

*Subject to regulatory approvals

Travel Agents in Singapore offering SilkAir flights to Okinawa:

No. Travel Agent Contact No.
1 Airelated Travel 6532 5686
2 ASA Holidays 6303 5303
3 Chan Brothers Travel 6212 9679
4 CTC Travel 6536 3995
5 Dynasty Travel 6338 4455
6 Hong Thai Travel 6533 1788
7 JTB 6595 0600
8 Chan’s World Holidays 6507 9595
9 H.I.S International Travel 6224 1512

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 31 aircraft, comprising 4 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, and Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) are pleased to announce 12 direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between November 2016 and January 2017. These series charters are part of the continuing joint efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link.

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SilkAir to codeshare with Lao Airlines

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2016 14:29 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has signed a codeshare agreement with Lao Airlines for its flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, providing SilkAir and Lao Airlines customers more options when travelling to and from Singapore and Laos. From 31 October 2016, SilkAir will offer three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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SILKAIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO FUZHOU

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 15:33 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to Fuzhou, China, from 21 November 2016 subject to applicable approvals. SilkAir will be offering four weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Following the launch of Fuzhou, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will serve a total of 11 Chinese cities[1].

The number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 52 destinations in 14 countries, which now include: Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

The new services will be operated with SilkAir’s Boeing B737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business 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 Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.

“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.” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo.

Flights will be available for booking on a progressive basis through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents in the coming weeks.

The detailed schedules are as follows (all times stated are local):

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

Fuzhou is a city in south China famous for its sea views, mountains and historical sites. 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 on to another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines flight can enjoy S$40 Changi Dollar vouchers for use in the airport[2].

[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 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 31 aircraft, comprising 4 A319s and 11 A320s and 16 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airlineannounced 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.

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to Fuzhou, China, from 21 November 2016 subject to applicable approvals. SilkAir will be offering four weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Following the launch of Fuzhou, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will serve a total of 11 Chinese cities.

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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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