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SilkAir to Fly to Semarang and Makassar

Press release   •   May 02, 2013 12:20 +08

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will soon fly to two more cities in Indonesia, increasing its Indonesian network to 11 destinations.

Subject to regulatory approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice-weekly flights between Singapore and Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java, from 29 July 2013, and thrice-weekly flights between Singapore and Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, from 1 August 2013. (Details of the flight schedules are shown below) The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.

Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng, said, “SilkAir is excited to add Makassar and Semarang to our extensive network in this part of the region. We are impressed with the growth of air travel to and from Indonesia and we are confident that the two new services will be well received.”

As the largest city of Central Java, Semarang is a commercial centre with an economy primarily anchored on trading, manufacturing and construction. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, Semarang also boasts a unique combination of European influences and rich Asian culture and retains a mix of old-world charm and colourful culture.

Makassar, formerly known as Ujung Pandang, is the largest city in East Indonesia and also the primary port and airline hub of the eastern archipelago. It is home to many of Indonesia’s ethnic groups including the Bugis and offers a multitude of historical gems, natural attractions as well as a variety of sightseeing opportunities within and beyond the city.

SilkAir first began operations to Indonesia in August 1992 and has steadily strengthened its network over the years. SilkAir currently serves nine Indonesian destinations, namely Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Manado, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Solo and Surabaya.

For more information on SilkAir, including the destinations and services, please visit silkair.com.

SilkAir’s Services to Semarang, Indonesia (From 29 July 2013)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI102

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

SIN 1045hrs

SRG 1140hrs

MI101

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

SRG 1230hrs

SIN 1545hrs

SilkAir’s Services to Makassar, Indonesia (From 1 August 2013)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure*

Arrival*

MI142

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SIN 0805hrs

UPG 1115hrs

MI141

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

UPG 1205hrs

SIN 1500hrs

Note:  Singapore (SIN)

   Semarang (SRG)

  Makassar (UPG)


 

* All times local, schedules are subject to government approval.

 

 

About SilkAir
A full-service airline, SilkAir currently flies to 42 destinations across 12 countries and is the regional wing of Singapore Airlines. In March this year, SilkAir was awarded Regional Airline of The Year in the Air Transport News (ATN) 2013 Awards. In 2012, 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.