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SilkAir to Offer Services to Male Together with Singapore Airlines

Press Release   •   Aug 27, 2015 10:00 +08

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.

Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen, said: “By synergising the networks of both carriers, we are able to provide customers more choice and greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries. This is another example of the Singapore Airlines Group’s commitment to continuously expanding our combined network and enhancing connectivity options for our customers.”

SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng, said: “The Maldives is a popular travel destination offering great beauty both above and below the water, with its stunning white sand beaches and equally beautiful underwater world. We are glad to be able to join Singapore Airlines to bring travellers from around the world to this picturesque island destination.”

Details of flight numbers and schedules for services between Singapore and Male are as follows (timings listed are local):

Services from 25 October 2015

Singapore (SIN) to Male (MLE) Flights

Flight Days of Operation Departure Arrival
SQ452 Daily SIN 2035hrs* MLE 2210hrs Operated by Singapore Airlines
MI482 Mon Tue Wed Thu SIN 1005hrs MLE 1140hrs Operated by SilkAir
SQ462 Fri Sat Sun SIN1005hrs MLE1140hrs Operated by Singapore Airlines
*SQ452 timings from 25Oct15 to 20Nov15: SIN 2020hr MLE 2210hr

Male (MLE) to Singapore (SIN) Flights

Flight Days of Operation Departure Arrival
SQ451 Daily MLE 2325hrs SIN 0715hrs (+1) Operated by Singapore Airlines
MI481 Mon Tue Wed Thu MLE 1255hrs SIN 2045hrs Operated by SilkAir
SQ461 Fri Sat Sun MLE 1255hrs SIN2045hrs Operated by Singapore Airlines

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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 Denpasar (Dec 2014) and Cairns (May 2015). The airline currently has a fleet of 28 aircraft, comprising 5 A319s and 12 A320s and 11 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.

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