SilkAir is to increase the number of flights it
operates to Indonesia, adding two more cities in Indonesia,
thereby increasing its network in the country to 11 destinations.
Subject to regulatory approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice-weekly
flights between Singapore and Semarang, the provincial capital of
Central Java, from 29 July 2013, and thrice-weekly flights between
Singapore and Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi,
from 1 August 2013.
The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320
aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.
SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr.
Leslie Thng, said, “SilkAir is excited to add Makassar and
Semarang to our extensive network in this part of the region. We
are impressed with the growth of air travel to and from Indonesia
and we are confident that the two new services will be well
As the largest city of Central Java, Semarang is
a commercial centre with an economy primarily anchored on trading, manufacturing and construction. A major port during the Dutch
colonial era, Semarang also boasts a unique combination of European influences and rich Asian culture and retains a mix of
old-world charm and colourful culture.
known as Ujung Pandang, is the largest city in East Indonesia and
also the primary port and airline hub of the eastern archipelago.
It is home to many of Indonesia’s ethnic groups including the Bugis and offers a multitude of historical gems, natural
attractions as well as a variety of sightseeing opportunities
within and beyond the city.
SilkAir first began operations
to Indonesia in August 1992 and has steadily strengthened its
network over the years. SilkAir currently serves nine Indonesian
destinations, namely Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Manado, Medan,
Palembang, Pekanbaru, Solo and Surabaya.
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