Showing posts with label Silk Air. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Silk Air. Show all posts

Thursday 28 January 2021

SilkAir being blended in to Singapore Airlines.

For more than 30 years, SilkAir has been the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, flying to cover 40 destinations in Asia Pacific, often chosen for its service reliability and its promise to make every journey a joy to fly.

From 28 January 2021, SilkAir will start it’s integration into Singapore Airlines – part of a planned merger that was first announced in 2018. SilkAir’s aircraft will progressively join the Singapore Airlines fleet with a freshly painted livery, newly upholstered seats and served by Singapore Airlines cabin crew.
With this move, passengers can look forward to delicious in-flight meals created by Singapore Airlines team of chefs, which feature a great variety of dishes on rotation. Singapore Airlines Book the Cook service is also available on selected flights when travelling on Business Class.

Regardless of your cabin class, you'll be able to pair your meals with a glass of wine curated by the world’s leading experts.
If you are a Star Alliance Gold member, you'll now be able to access the lounge and enjoy other Star Alliance benefits and privileges, even when flying in Economy Class.

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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Flight Schedules from May to June 2020 as 1000 cabin crew volunteer to help frontline heros

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Flight Schedules from May to June 2020

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will operate a much-reduced schedule of services from May to June 2020. 

Find more details here of the latest services for each region.

All flights are subject to regulatory approvals.

Please note that all other flights that had been scheduled from May to June 2020 will be cancelled.

Read on to see how some Singapore Airlines cabin crew are helping 

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Singapore Airlines cutting schedules further and grounding more aircraft

Singapore Airlines Has confirmed it will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls around the world over the last week to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

This will result in the grounding of around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147, amid the greatest challenge that the SIA Group has faced in its existence.

The Group’s low-cost unit Scoot will also suspend most of its network, resulting in the grounding of 47 of its fleet of 49 aircraft.

The SIA Group diversified its network and set up Scoot to spread its risks and cater to a wide range of passenger and market segments. However, without a domestic segment, the Group’s airlines become more vulnerable when international markets increasingly restrict the free movement of people or ban air travel altogether.

It is unclear when the SIA Group can begin to resume normal services, given the uncertainty as to when the stringent border controls will be lifted.

Friday 3 May 2019

SilkAir launches first flights between Singapore and Busan

Photo Singapore Airlines
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, launched the first non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan in South Korea.

The inaugural flight, MI876, departed Changi International Airport and arrived at Gimhae International Airport at 0707hrs (Korea time) the following day. The flight duration was 6 hours and 30 minutes.

The Singapore-Busan route will be served four times weekly, departing Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. SilkAir is currently the only airline offering regular services on the route. Customers can look forward to a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, complimentary baggage allowance as well as through check-in if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore. The flights are currently operated with SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Saturday 30 March 2019

Singapore Airlines plans for 737 Max 8's to be out of action until at lest 29th April

The Singapore Airlines subsidiary airline Silk Air has made plans for the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to be grounded until at least the 29th April.  The airline published on Saturday 30th March,  a revised list of cancelled flights due to the grounding with continues to almost the end of April.

The airline says it will continue to carefully monitor the situation, but doesn't expect its six 737 MAX 8s to be back in the air within a month.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

New service between Singapore and Busan for Silk Air

737 Max 8                           Photo SilkAir
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city, this year. Commencing from 1st May 2019, SilkAir will operate four weekly flights to Busan1. 

The launch of Busan flights will mark a milestone for SilkAir as it adds its first South Korean city to its network and demonstrates its commitment to bringing customers new and exciting destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, no other airline operates scheduled flights between Singapore and Busan.

The new service will be operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which feature both Business and Economy Class cabins. Customers can look forward to a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, complimentary baggage allowance as well as through check-in if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.

Friday 23 November 2018

SilkAir will transfer routes to Scoot prior to its merger into Singapore Airlines

The Singapore Airlines group have confirmed this week that Scoot is to take over a number of SilkAir’s routes over the next two years, ahead of SilkAir’s merger into Singapore Airlines (SIA). At the same time, Scoot will also be transferring some of its services to existing destinations served by SIA and SilkAir.

The changes are scheduled to take place from the middle of April 2019 and last until the second half of 2020. The changes are, according to SIA, the result of a detailed review to identify which airlines in the SIA Group portfolio are best suited to meet evolving customer demand. The changes, which are subject to regulatory approvals, are planned as follows:

From SilkAir to Scoot:

Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, in April 2019
Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 and October 2019
Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June 2019
Chiang Mai[1] in Thailand, in October 2019
Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, in December 2019
Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, between May 2020 and July 2020

Friday 18 May 2018

Getting ready to say farewell to SilkAir

Singapore Airlines has confirmed that the end is nigh for its regional wing, SilkAir!  The popular short-haul airline will start an intense programme to upgrade its airfraft cabins that will see it eventually merge into the parent airline Singapore Airlines.

The upgrade programme is estimated to be costing the company more than $100 million and will see Silk's fleet fitted out with new lie-flat seats in Business Class and the installation of seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both Business Class and Economy Class which will homogenise service across the SIA Group’s full-service network.

According to SIA, the cabin upgrades are expected to begin in 2020 and the absorption into Singapore Airlines main fleet will only take place after a sufficient number of aircraft have been fitted with the new cabin products.