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SilkAir Making Capacity Adjustments in Northern Winter Schedule

Press Release   •   Jul 24, 2012 17:07 +08

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be making adjustments to its network during the Northern Winter operating season (28 October 2012 – 30 March 2013) to better match capacity with prevailing market demand.

An additional service will be introduced to Wuhan, China and Chiang Mai, Thailand, with frequency to each destination increasing from three to four flights per week.

For the Indochina region, an additional Singapore – Danang – Siem Reap circular flight will be introduced on Tuesdays from the start of the Northern Winter season.

In India, an additional frequency will be added to Hyderabad, increasing the number of weekly flights to nine. For Chennai, operations on Sundays will be moved to Wednesdays, with frequencies unchanged.

Some frequency reductions will also be implemented in selected markets during the Northern Winter schedule.

Services between Singapore and Changsha services will be reduced from the current four times to three times weekly. Flights between Singapore and Pekanbaru will also decrease from the current five times to four times weekly.

A number of services will also be retimed and restructured during the Northern Winter season:

Singapore-Darwin flights on Wednesdays and Sundays will be retimed from the current night departure to a morning departure. This change will provide customers travelling to and from Darwin with more flight connection options through the combined network of SilkAir and Singapore Airlines. The frequency of flights on this route remains unchanged at four times weekly.

The current Singapore – Cebu - Davao circular flights on Thursdays will be delinked, with two new direct flights between Singapore and Cebu and Singapore and Davao introduced instead.


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About SilkAir
A full-service airline, SilkAir currently flies to 41 destinations across 12 countries and is the regional wing of Singapore Airlines. Earlier this year, SilkAir was awarded the Changi Airline Awards 2012 by Changi Airport Group for being among the Top 10 Airlines by Passenger Carriage (3rd ranking). In 2011, the airline was awarded Best Regional Airline 2011 by CAPA - the Centre for Aviation. SilkAir was also ranked 2nd in the Best Regional Airline (Asia) category in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2010, the airline was inducted into TTG Asia's Travel Hall of Fame following its 10th win as Best Regional Airline in the TTG Travel Awards 2009. SilkAir was also ranked among the Top 10 Airlines for Best Cabin Service Worldwide 2011, 2010 and 2009 by Hong Kong-based online travel magazine, Smart Travel Asia. For more details visit silkair.com. SilkAir is also now on Facebook. Follow us at www.facebook.com/SilkAir.

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