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SILKAIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO VIENTIANE AND LUANG PRABANG

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2016 14:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to two new destinations, Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos later this year. With the commencement of these new flights, SilkAir, together with its parent airline, Singapore Airlines will effectively fly to all countries within Southeast Asia.[1]

From 31 October 2016, subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will operate in a circular routing and will depart from Singapore for Vientiane, followed by Luang Prabang, before heading back to Singapore.

Following the launch of Vientiane and Luang Prabang, the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 51 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 Airbus A320 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.

“Southeast Asia has always been an important market for us and with the start of flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, we will offer travellers connectivity to every country in Southeast Asia. We believe that this new service has great potential, as more travellers turn their interest to Southeast Asia and destinations such as Laos. This new service will also allow Laotians increased connectivity to the rest of the world via Singapore,” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng.

The new service will connect Laos with the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network of over 100 cities worldwide via the Singapore hub.

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
MI788 Singapore- Vientiane Mon, Thu, Sat Singapore 14:20 Vientiane 16:15
MI788 Vientiane- Luang Prabang Mon, Thu, Sat Vientiane 17:05 Luang Prabang 18:00
MI788 Luang Prabang- Singapore Mon, Thu, Sat Luang Prabang 18:50 Singapore 23:05

The capital of Laos, Vientiane is characterized by its wide tree-lined boulevards and French styled buildings which have been restored to house numerous eateries and boutique hotels. It is home to Patuxai also known as the victory gate, which is largely reminiscent of Paris’s Arc de Triomphe, numerous temples and stupas such as Wat Si Saket and Wat Si Muang.

The northern city of Luang Prabang is known for its mix of traditional Lao and European influenced architecture and the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kuang Si falls and Pak Ou caves are also some of the famous natural sites around the city. Historical sites such as the Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xieng Thong are also popular tourist attractions.

[1] SilkAir operates chartered flights to Dili, Timor-Leste.

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

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to two new destinations, Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos later this year. With the commencement of these new flights, SilkAir, together with its parent airline, Singapore Airlines will effectively fly to all countries within Southeast Asia.

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SILKAIR NAMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2016 17:37 SGT

SilkAir has today announced the appointment of Mr Foo Chai Woo as Chief Executive, taking over from Mr Leslie Thng, who will be returning to parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Mr Foo will assume his new position with effect from 18 May 2016. He has been SIA’s Divisional Vice President Sales & Marketing since May 2014.

An SIA veteran with nearly 21 years of service, Mr Foo has held positions in both Head Office as well as overseas.

Before taking on his current role in Sales & Marketing, he had been based in Los Angeles since November 2010 as SIA’s Regional Vice President Americas. Prior to that he was General Manager India for more than four years.

Mr Foo has also held positions in Japan, New Zealand and Pakistan. Head Office positions included senior roles in network planning, market planning and reservations services.

Mr Thng was appointed Chief Executive of SilkAir in August 2012 and has led the carrier through a period of continued strong growth.

“SilkAir has gone from strength to strength under Leslie’s leadership, during which time the airline continued to grow both its network and its fleet in support of its role as the Regional Wing of Singapore Airlines. I look forward to working closely with Chai Woo in his new position as SilkAir continues to expand its operations to provide even more travel options to our customers,” said SilkAir Chairman, Mr Mak Swee Wah.

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 737-800s. 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.

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 has today announced the appointment of Mr Foo Chai Woo as Chief Executive, taking over from Mr Leslie Thng, who will be returning to parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA).

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SILKAIR TO OFFER DIRECT CHARTER SERVICES TO OKINAWA

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 09:32 SGT

As part of continuing efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link, SilkAir, the Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have worked together to launch a series of seven direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between 1 and 25 June 2016.

These full-service flights will be sold via a team of Singapore travel agents[1], targeting mainly leisure travelers from Singapore. The 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.

Departing from Singapore Changi Airport, the flight time is approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes on this non-stop service, which arrives straight into Naha, capital of Okinawa. Complementing these flights, OPG has initiated a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the multiple attractions and rich culture in Okinawa.

“SilkAir is pleased to offer these direct charter flights to Okinawa once again, as a follow up to our first ever series of charters between September 2014 and January 2015, which garnered high interest . We are confident that this new series of flights will continue to receive good response, with the support of the Okinawa Prefecture Government and Changi Airport Group,” said SilkAir’s Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua.

Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group's Senior Vice-President for Market Development, said, “Changi Airport welcomes SilkAir’s non-stop charter flights to Okinawa. These non-stop flights will halve the usual journey time between the two cities and bring greater convenience to Singapore passengers visiting Okinawa during the June holidays. We are excited about the potential of establishing more such flights on a regular basis, and eventually building a sustained travel demand that will drive the launch of scheduled passenger services on this route in the future.”

Okinawa comprises hundreds of the Ryuku islands and these islands extend southwest from the southern end of mainland Japan to Taiwan. Okinawa’s capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. The Shuri Castle, which is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated in Naha.

The entire prefecture of Okinawa is famous for its warm climate and beaches. Some of the more popular ones are Kouri Beach, Araha Beach and Tokashiku Beach. Okinawa is the best place in Japan for watersports and the Okinawa archipelago is known as one of the world’s best diving destinations. Members of the public that are interested to travel to Okinawa can contact any of the travel agents listed in Annex A.

Singapore (SIN) to Okinawa (OKA) Flights


Date Day Flight Number Depart Singapore Arrival Okinawa
01-Jun-16 Wed MI8384 1100 1715
05-Jun-16 Sun MI8384 1100 1715
09-Jun-16 Thu MI8384 1100 1715
13-Jun-16 Mon MI8384 1100 1715
17-Jun-16 Fri MI8384 1100 1715
21-Jun-16 Tue MI8384 1100 1715
25-Jun-16 Sat MI8384 1100 1715

Okinawa (OKA) to Singapore (SIN) Flights


Date Day Flight Number Depart Okinawa Arrival Singapore
01-Jun-16 Wed MI8383 1815 2245
05-Jun-16 Sun MI8383 1815 2245
09-Jun-16 Thu MI8383 1815 2245
13-Jun-16 Mon MI8383 1815 2245
17-Jun-16 Fri MI8383 1815 2245
21-Jun-16 Tue MI8383 1815 2245
25-Jun-16 Sat MI8383 1815 2245

* Schedules are subjected to regulatory approval.


[1] List of travel agents can be found in Annex A

Annex A

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. Jetabout Holidays 6734 1818
9. Follow Me Japan 6221 4250
10. H.I.S International Travel 6224 1512

About SilkAir

As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group's narrow body 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. Today, the full service airline operates more than 370 weekly flights to 49 destinations in 13 countries. Recent additions to the network include Cairns (May 2015) and Male (October 2015). 

The airline currently has a fleet of 29 aircraft, comprising 4 A319s, 11 A320s and 14 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 737-800s and Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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

As part of continuing efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link, SilkAir, the Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have worked together to launch a series of seven direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between 1 and 25 June 2016.

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SilkAir Launches its Inaugural Flight to Malé

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 10:59 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Malé, Maldives. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 49 destinations in 13 countries.

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SilkAir to Offer Services to Male Together with Singapore Airlines

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2015 10:00 SGT

From 25 October 2015, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will begin four times weekly services to Male. Previously, Singapore Airlines offered a variable frequency of 10 to 14 flights a week to the capital of the Maldives. Now, together with SilkAir’s new services, both airlines will offer a total of two round-trip services a day, subject to regulatory approval.

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SCOOT TO TAKE OVER HANGZHOU SERVICES FROM SILKAIR

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 12:30 SGT

From 25 October 2015, Scoot, the long-haul low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will commence flights to Hangzhou, taking over from SilkAir. The full-service regional wing of Singapore Airlines currently has four-times-weekly flights to Hangzhou, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

With Scoot operating the Singapore-Hangzhou route, this will better optimise the utilisation of the SIA Group’s resources and present a better match of capacity to demand.

“Scoot is thrilled to add another great city such as Hangzhou to our growing network. Hangzhou will be our fifth destination in China, in addition to services to Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao and Nanjing. It is also the fourth new route added to Scoot’s network in the last 8 months after Kaohsiung, Osaka and Melbourne. We look forward to offering guests great value travel to Hangzhou aboard our new 787 Dreamliners featuring modern conveniences such as inflight Wi-fi and in-seat power and of course, our unique attitude- our Scootitude on board,” said Scoot CEO, Campbell Wilson.

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

Customers who have made advance bookings to fly the Singapore-Hangzhou route on SilkAir can opt for a refund or be re-accommodated either on Scoot’s new services or on Singapore Airlines’ flights to Shanghai.

Details of flight numbers and flight schedules for services between Singapore and Hangzhou on the new Scoot service are as follows:

SINGAPORE – HANGZHOU
Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
TZ 108 1710 hrs 2145 hrs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
HANGZHOU – SINGAPORE
Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
TZ 107 2300 hrs 0355 hrs +1 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

* Schedules are correct at time of print and subject to change. All times listed in local. +1 refers to arrival on the next day. Services on Saturday will commence December 2015.

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About Scoot™

Scoot™, which started flying in June 2012, has carried more than 4.9 million guests and welcomed home its first 787 Dreamliner in February 2015. The airline operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Seoul, Hong Kong, Perth, Osaka, Kaohsiung and soon to Hangzhou and Melbourne. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. By September 2015 Scoot will operate an all-787 fleet, offering more comfort and amenities including on-board Wifi Internet connectivity and in-seat power.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 or Weibo.com/Flyscoot. Scoot was voted 2015 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.

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 49 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Denpasar (Dec 2014) and Cairns (May 2015). The airline currently has a fleet of 28 aircraft, comprising 5 A319s, 12 A320s and 11 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.

From 25 October 2015, Scoot, the long-haul low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will commence flights to Hangzhou, taking over from SilkAir. The full-service regional wing of Singapore Airlines currently has four-times-weekly flights to Hangzhou, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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SilkAir Launches its Inaugural Flight to Cairns

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2015 08:30 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Cairns, the second Australian city in its route network, after Darwin. The addition of Cairns will increase the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 49 destinations in 12 countries.

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SilkAir to Reduce Fuel Surcharges

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2015 17:42 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will reduce its fuel surcharges for tickets, following declining fuel prices.

Fuel prices have fallen in recent months, although jet fuel continues to account for a significant percentage of SilkAir expenditure.

The following surcharges will apply for SilkAir tickets issued on or after 26 February 2015:

Route Per Ticketed Sector Surcharge in USD
Business Class Economy Class
Between Singapore and South East Asian gateways 45 31
All other flights[1] 116 103

[1] Includes flights between Singapore and cities in Australia, China and India.

The application of fuel surcharges may be subject to regulatory approval or variation in some markets.

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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 more than 350 weekly flights to 48 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Hangzhou (June 2014), Denpasar (Dec 2014) and will start operations to Cairns on 30 May 2015. The airline currently has a fleet of 27 aircraft, comprising 5 A319s and 13 A320s and 9 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 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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 reduce its fuel surcharges for tickets, following declining fuel prices. Fuel prices have fallen in recent months, although jet fuel continues to account for a significant percentage of SilkAir expenditure.

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SilkAir Partners with Child's Dream Foundation to Build a Better Future for Children in the Sun-Mekong Region

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2015 15:00 SGT

From January 2015, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be adopting Child’s Dream Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, through focusing on improving their educational and health situation.

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SilkAir to Fly to Cairns

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2014 08:00 SGT

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will commence direct flights between Singapore and Cairns, which is located in Queensland Australia, on 30 May 2015, subject to regulatory approvals.

SilkAir plans to operate the Cairns service three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through circular routings with Darwin. The inaugural flight and subsequent Saturday flights will depart Singapore for Cairns non-stop and then return to Singapore via Darwin. The Monday and Thursday flights will fly to Cairns via Darwin and then return to Singapore non-stop. The detailed schedules are as follows (all times stated are local):

From Singapore:

Flight

Days of Operation

Departure

Arrival

MI822

Mon, Thu

Singapore 0140hrs

Cairns 1150hrs (via Darwin)

MI828

Sat

Singapore 0140hrs

Cairns 1020hrs

To Singapore:

Flight

Days of Operation

Departure

Arrival

MI822

Mon, Thu

Cairns 1240hrs

 Singapore 1720hrs

MI828

Sat

Cairns 1110hrs

Singapore 1720hrs (via Darwin)

With the launch of Cairns, the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 49 destinations in 12 countries.

The new services will be operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers will be provided with a full service experience, including in-flight meals, 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.

Commenting on the new route, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng, said: “This is an exciting development for SilkAir, to be able to expand our presence in the Australian market. With the launch of Cairns, we, together with our parent company Singapore Airlines, will soon serve a total of seven points in Australia, namely Cairns, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. “We believe this new service will be of interest to the leisure travellers as Cairns is well known for being the gateway to the popular Great Barrier Reef.”

Founded in 1876 as the port for inland goldfields, Cairns is the hub of Tropical North Queensland and has the closest access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest reef in the world, measuring 2,011km in length and 72km across at its widest point, also making it the world’s largest World Heritage Area.

Queensland’s Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, has praised SilkAir for its confidence in Queensland’s tourism sector.

“SilkAir’s new services into Cairns will bring an estimated 20,000 extra visitors annually into one of Australia’s most desirable destinations,” she said.

“The Queensland Government looks forward to working in partnership with SilkAir to deliver international marketing activities over the next three years to support this highly anticipated service.”

Cairns Airport also welcomes the announcement by SilkAir that the airline is to operate flights on the Singapore – Cairns route from May 2015.

Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown, said the Singapore service will provide an enormous boost to the region’s tourism industry. “Connectivity between Singapore and Cairns will make it even easier for international visitors to reach our holiday destination,” Mr Brown said. “This route will provide vital links through to Cairns from Asia and Europe.”

“I am also sure many people living in our region will welcome the service as a convenient option for travel to Singapore and beyond from Cairns.”

Customers are advised to note that the new flights may not be immediately available in computer reservations systems due to the lead-time required in making system updates. For more information on SilkAir, including its destinations and services, please visit silkair.com.

Cairns will be the airline’s second Australian destination after Darwin, which was launched in March 2012. The detailed schedules for Darwin are as follows (all times stated are local):

From Singapore:

Flight

Days of Operation

Departure

Arrival

MI801

Wed, Fri, Sun

Singapore 0855hrs

Darwin 1500hrs

MI822

Mon, Thu

Singapore 0140hrs

 Darwin 0800hrs

MI828

Sat

Singapore 0140hrs

Darwin 1325hrs (via Cairns)

To Singapore:

Flight

Days of Operation

Departure

Arrival

MI802

Wed, Fri, Sun

Darwin 1600hrs

 Singapore 1900hrs

MI822

Mon, Thu

Darwin 0850hrs

 Singapore 1720hrs (via Cairns)

MI828

Sat

Darwin 1415hrs

Singapore 1720hrs

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 47 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Kalibo (May 2014), Mandalay (June 2014) and Hangzhou (June 2014). SilkAir will also commence daily flights to Denpasar with effect 12 December 2014. The airline currently has a fleet of 26 aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 13 A320s and 7 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.

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.instgram.com/SilkAir

 

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will commence direct flights between Singapore and Cairns, which is located in Queensland Australia, on 30 May 2015, subject to regulatory approvals.

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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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