All posts tagged: Silkair

Singapore Airlines to start operating Boeing 737s from 2021

But the lie-flat business class seats will have to wait for now Singapore Airlines will begin operating Silkair’s Boeing 737-800 fleet from early 2021. The commencement is ‘slated to happen between January and March 2021’, Singapore Airlines reportedly told Executive Traveller in a report. On top of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Singapore Airlines will also add 737-NG aircraft type to its fleet, providing the company with more flexibility to navigate through the recovery period. Lie-flat business class seats on hold for now According to Executive Traveller, the flag carrier is however not rolling out the lie-flat business class seats as yet. The airline was planning to upgrade the recliner seats on Silkair’s Boeing 737-800 to the lie-flat Vantage model made by Thompson Aero. This will bring the premium cabin experience in line with the wide-body fleet, providing a more consistent offering across the airline. The Vantage seat will be laid out in with either one or two seats on each side of the aisle, with the number of seats alternating between each row. Singapore Airlines …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair add four destinations in September

Despite more services and new destinations, Singapore Airlines and Silkair still operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for September, operating to a total of 33 cities across 22 countries/territories. There are 4 new destinations for the month (Cebu, Phnom Penh, Milan and Taipei), along with increased frequencies on some routes,including Hong Kong and Seoul. Between Singapore Airlines and Silkair, the two carriers will operate about 700 flights in September. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia SilkAir will commence services to Cebu and Phnom Penh from September. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi remains one way services to Singapore in September. North Asia Singapore Airlines will serve Taipei with three flights a week. Hong Kong services will increase to a daily service. Seoul will be served three times a week, up from two. Southwest Pacific Auckland services increases to four times a week, up from three. Note that Melbourne is currently under a strict curfew, flights schedules are subject to change. Europe …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair to operate over 600 flights in August 2020

No new destinations for the month; Singapore Airlines and Silkair operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for August, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. There are no new destinations for the month, but the Group has published some increased frequencies on some routes. A total of just 612 flights will be flown in August, barring any changes in the coming weeks. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur will be served daily, although flights are split between SIA and Silkair through the week Singapore-Bangkok services will not carry passengers on the outbound sector Singapore-Manila services will now carry passengers in both directions North Asia Osaka services will be doubled to twice a week Southwest Pacific Services from Singapore to Melbourne will not carry passengers up to 7 Aug owing to a second lockdown currently in place Europe London moves to a daily service in August Amsterdam and Paris increase services from 2 to 3 times weekly Frankfurt …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair increase flights in July 2020

Slight increase over June’s operations, but still down 94% from last year Singapore Airlines and Silkair has updated its July flight schedules, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. While this is no change from June, there are some favourable developments, including the commencement of transit traffic from select countries. Singapore Airlines schedule Singapore Airlines has not announced any ‘new’ destinations that it will be serving in July, but some notable observations for July schedules are as follow: Auckland now sees three flights a week, up from two in the month of June Flights to Manila are now possible, albeit only two services in the month of July Scoot has resumed a weekly service to Taipei, and also planned some ad-hoc services to Surabaya towards the end of July [Update 8 July] Silkair has removed its earlier planned services to Cebu, while Singapore Airlines will be commencing twice-weekly flights to Paris from 15 July. In addition, passengers will not be accepted on flights from Singapore to Melbourne due to government restrictions, although …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair ramp up capacity for June and July 2020

The carriers will operate over 800 flights to and from 27 cities over the next two months, up from the 15 cities served in May In another encouraging news, Singapore Airlines and Silkair announced on Monday (1 Jun) that it will be expanding the list of destinations they will fly to in June and July. Both carriers will operate to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. Transit through Singapore still not possible yet While this expanded network is a move towards allowing passengers to transit through Singapore in the near term, SIA has mentioned transit is still not possible for now until its plans for transfer procedures have been finalised. The Singapore aviation authority has earlier announced that transit passengers will be allowed through Changi Airport from today (2 Jun), subject to approvals of plans submitted by airlines on safe transfers of passengers. The transit market will be critical to Singapore Airlines and Silkair, given that roughly a third of all passengers travelling through Changi are transit passengers, and most of these passengers …