SilkAir will transfer its Busan services
to Singapore Airlines on 28 October
The transfer will enable the company to boost seat capacity on the
South Korean route by 76%.
regulatory approvals, SIA will operate flights to Busan four times
per week, maintaining SilkAirís current flight frequency.
The route will be served with SIAís 285-seat Airbus A330-300
aircraft, which feature 30 Business Class and 255 Economy Class
The A330s can accommodate up to 123 more passengers per
flight than SilkAirís 162-seat Boeing 737-800s1 which currently
serve the Singapore-Busan route.
ďDemand for SilkAirís
Busan flights since the launch of the route on 1 May 2019 has been
very encouraging, and it has proven to be another popular gateway
into South Korea, complementing SIAís services to Seoul. We look
forward to helping further grow travel to and from South Korea
with the increase in capacity that SIAís larger aircraft can
provide on the route,Ē said Senior Vice President Marketing
Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.
In addition to Busan, SIA and
low-cost subsidiary Scoot operate a total of 31 weekly flights to
Seoul in South Korea.
Customers with existing bookings on SilkAirís Busan flights on and after 28 October 2019 will be
re-accommodated on SIAís flights.