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Joint Media Release: SIA, SilkAir and Shenzhen Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir customers travelling between Singapore and Shenzhen now have a choice of two daily flights, as a result of a new codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines.

Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ code and subsidiary SilkAir will add its ‘MI’ code to Shenzhen Airlines-operated flights between Singapore and Shenzhen. On a reciprocal basis, Shenzhen Airlines will add its ‘ZH’ code to SilkAir-operated flights between Singapore and Shenzhen.

SilkAir currently operates daily flights to Shenzhen and Singapore Airlines codeshares on those services.

Tickets for the codeshare services are now open for sale and flight details can be found in Annex A. Customers are advised to check singaporeair.com or silkair.com for updates to flight schedules.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir together operate 172 weekly services to 11 destinations in China, namely Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.


 

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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 or www.facebook.com/SilkAir.

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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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