Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will
offer thrice-weekly services to Kalibo in the Philippines through
circular-routing flights with Cebu from 27 May 2014, and
thrice-weekly circular flights between Mandalay in Myanmar and
Yangon from 10 June 2014.
Kalibo will be SilkAir’s third destination
in the Philippines after Cebu and Davao, while Mandalay will be
the airline’s second destination in Myanmar after Yangon.
services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft,
featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.
“As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines,
SilkAir plays a role to extend the Singapore Airlines Group
network by seeding and developing emerging destinations. We are
excited to be adding both Kalibo and Mandalay to our network and
are confident that they will be well received,” said SilkAir Chief
Executive, Mr Leslie Thng.
The two new services will connect via Singapore to more than 90 cities in the
joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.
Kalibo is the
capital of Aklan province and gateway to the idyllic Boracay
island, which is located off the northwestern tip of Panay. The
island is known for its stunning white sandy beaches and crystal
clear waters. Besides soaking up the sun on its beautiful beaches,
Boracay also offers a wide array of land and sea activities.
The second largest city in Myanmar, Mandalay is the centre of
culture and religion in the country. The city is home to the
magnificent royal palace as well as many other attractions built
during the Konbuang Dynasty. Bagan, long considered one of the
world’s greatest archeological sights, is also accessible through
The two new services will be introduced during
the Northern Summer operating season, between 30 March 2014 and 25
October 2014. SilkAir is also making network adjustments during
this season, comprising capacity increases on several routes and
reductions on others.
In Thailand, SilkAir will operate 35
times weekly to Phuket, up from the current 30 times weekly.
In Australia, services to Darwin will be increased to five
times weekly, a rise from the current four times weekly.
Indonesia, services to Palembang will be increased to five times
weekly and subject to slots approval, services to Balikpapan will
also increase from the current six times a week to daily flights.
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