All posts tagged: Silkair

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 …

Singapore Airlines to take over Silkair’s Singapore-Busan services

The daily A330-300 service will see an increase of 76% in seat capacity between the two cities. Singapore Airlines will operate an A330-300 service between Singapore and Busan, taking over the existing SilkAir service from 28 October 2019. The transfer will enable Singapore Airlines to increase seat capacity on the route by 76% to meet the growing travel demand. SIA will operate flights to Busan four times per week, maintaining SilkAir’s current flight frequency. The revised schedule will be as follow: Route Flight Departure Arrival Flight time Days Aircraft SIN-PUS SQ616 2310 0635(+1) 6h 45m Mon, Fri, Sat Airbus A330-300 2310 0630(+1) 6h 40m Wed Airbus A330-300 PUS-SIN SQ615 0800 1325 6h 25m Tue, Thu, Sat Airbus A330-300 0810 1325 6h 15m Sun Airbus A330-300 The route will be served with the A330-300 aircraft with 285 seats, consisting 30 Business Class and 255 Economy Class seats. The A330s can accommodate up to 123 more passengers per flight than SilkAir’s 162-seat Boeing 737-800s which currently serve the Singapore-Busan route. If you are familiar with SIA’s A330, you …

SilkAir offers flights from Singapore-Busan from May 2019

SilkAir has announced yet another exciting new destination on its network, this time to Seoul’s second largest city: Busan. This is SilkAir’s first destination in South Korea, less than two years after it launched its service to Hiroshima. As with the Hiroshima service, the Singapore-Busan service will be operated using the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The service will commence from 1 May 2019, offering four flights a week to Busan from Singapore. SilkAir will also be the only airline offering non-stop services between the two cities. The schedule  The outbound flight from Singapore operates overnight and arrives into Busan in the morning, while the return flight departs Busan in the morning. Route Flight Departure Arrival Flight time Days Aircraft SIN-PUS MI876 2315 0700(+1) 6h 45m Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Boeing 737 MAX 8 PUS-SIN MI875 0800 1415 7h 15m Tue Boeing 737 MAX 8 0830 1415 6h 45m Thu, Sat, Sun Boeing 737 MAX 8 The aircraft The service between Singapore and Busan will be operated with SilkAir’s newest Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in …

SilkAir to operate daily services to Cairns from 2 June 2019

After announcing a massive scrapping rationalisation of services which saw many of its destinations transferred to Scoot, SilkAir is certainly springing a surprise here: daily services to Cairns from June to October 2019, the better half of the Northern Summer season. Currently, SilkAir is operating five weekly services to Cairns. The additional services will be on Tuesdays and Sundays, operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737 MAX 8. The full schedule is as below: Route Flight Departure Arrival Flight Time Days Aircraft type SIN-CNS MI811 0110 0955 6h 45m Mon, Thu, Sat Boeing 737 MAX 8 SIN-CNS MI813 0845 1715 6h 30m Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun Boeing 737 MAX 8 CNS-SIN MI812 1045 1525 6h 40m Mon, Thu, Sat Boeing 737 MAX 8 CNS-SIN MI814 1815 2305 6h 20m Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun Boeing 737 MAX 8 SilkAir’s furthest destination At over 6 hours, Cairns is probably the furthest destinations on SilkAir’s network, even longer than the newly launched Hiroshima in Japan (that sits at 6 hours 15 minutes). That makes the flight an incredibly unattractive …

SilkAir moving 17 services to Scoot ahead of merger

SilkAir has announced that it will transfer 17 destinations to the low-cost subsidiary Scoot progressively, starting from April 2019.  In the same announcement, Scoot will be stopping its Honolulu service, barely a year after the inaugural service. It will also be giving up four other destinations that is currently served by SilkAir and Singapore Airlines. SilkAir to Scoot transfers The destinations SilkAir will be giving up to Scoot, along with the dates that will happen, are below: Country City Date Laos Luang Prabang, Vientiane April 2019 China Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming, Wuhan May, June 2019 India Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam May – October 2019 Thailand Chiang Mai October 2019 Malaysia Kota Kinabalu December 2019 Indonesia Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang, Yogyakarta May – July 2020 SilkAir has earlier this year transferred 6 other services – Hangzhou, Kalibo, Kuching, Langkawi, Palembang and Pekanbaru – to Scoot as well. Observers who are following the merger keenly will know that 14 of SilkAir’s current fleet of Boeing 737-800s will be transferred to Scoot progressively as well, while Singapore Airlines will …