From 1 June 2009, SilkAir, the regional wing of
Singapore Airlines, will begin twice-daily services to Penang.
Together with Singapore Airlines’ daily service
to the Malaysian state, both airlines will operate a total of 21
weekly services. Singapore Airlines will operate the daily morning
service whilst SilkAir will operate the daily afternoon and
“The liberalisation of the markets between
Singapore and Malaysia has enabled our sister airline, SilkAir, to
join us in offering a total of three flights a day to Penang. With
these flights, customers who prefer the comfort, service
reliability and connectivity offered by a full-service airline
will continue to have a choice of convenient flight timings at
competitive fares,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Executive Vice
President Marketing and The Regions.
Mr Chin Yau Seng, SilkAir’s Chief Executive,
added, “Penang is a vibrant state that is rich in culture and
tradition, and has a reputation for great food. It also serves as
a base for many multi-national companies. SilkAir looks forward to
serving both leisure and business travellers alike on the
Singapore-Penang route from 1 June.”
Customers holding Singapore Airlines tickets can
also fly on SilkAir and vice versa. Interchangeable tickets are
generally available for travel on most fare types, except those
issued on restricted fares.
Customers are advised to take note of the
restrictions and conditions of the fare type they intend to
purchase. Non-interchangeable tickets include promotional tickets
restricted for use on one carrier and certain discounted tickets.
Located off the northwest coast of Peninsular
Malaysia, Penang is one of the most populous states in Malaysia. A
well-loved food paradise famous for its iconic dishes like Penang
laksa, Penang char kway teow and nasi kandar, the state is a
charming treasure trove of heritage buildings like century-old
shophouses, colonial villas and Chinese temples. More
interestingly, its capital George Town was inscribed as a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO in July last year.
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