By The Nation
SilkAir currently operates five flights per day on the popular SingaporePhuket route, and the new service will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, which feature both Business and Economy Class cabins.
Customers will receive a fullservice experience, including inflight meals, wireless inflight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, complimentary baggage allowance as well as through checkin in case travellers are connecting to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.
The additional flight –MI760 – will depart Singapore at 9.50am (Singapore time) and arrive at Phuket at 10.45am (Phuket time). The return flight will operate as MI759, departing Phuket at 11.35am and arriving in Singapore at 1420hrs.
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir extends the SIA Group’s network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in the AsiaPacific. The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992.
In its early days, it 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 fullservice airline operates about 400 weekly flights to 49 destinations in 16 countries.
Check out the flights at www.SingaporeAir.com/silkair