From 1 December 2009, SilkAir, the regional wing
of Singapore Airlines, will take over the operation of services
between Singapore and Penang.
Singapore Airlines currently has a daily morning
flight while SilkAir has twice-daily frequencies to Penang. By
taking over the Singapore Airlines flight, SilkAir will serve
Penang three times daily, with a morning frequency in addition to
the current afternoon and evening frequencies. The flights are
subject to regulatory approvals.
“SilkAir looks forward to expanding our presence
in Penang through the addition of our third daily flight between
Penang and Singapore. Since the launch of SilkAir's services on
the Singapore-Penang route in June this year, we have received a
very good response from our customers through healthy loads and
positive feedback on our inflight service. With three times daily
services from 1 December 2009, we hope to count on their continued
support,” said Mr Chin Yau Seng, SilkAir’s Chief Executive.
Rich in culture, history and heritage, Penang is
one of Malaysia’s top tourist draws. Its largest city, Georgetown,
features charming colonial buildings and villas that are best
explored on foot. Due to its multicultural history of Malay,
Chinese, Indian and European influences, Penang is also well known
as Malaysia’s food paradise with must-try dishes like the famous
Penang laksa and char kway teow.
SilkAir also flies to four other cities in
Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu (six times weekly), Kuching (three
times weekly), Langkawi (six times weekly) and Kuala Lumpur (30
Customers who have made advance bookings to fly
the Singapore-Penang route on Singapore Airlines will be
re-accommodated on SilkAir flights.
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