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Thu, 8 September 2016

SilkAir to Operate 12 Direct Charter Flights to Okinawa, Japan

SilkAir is to operate 12 direct charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japans southernmost prefecture.

The charter flights, scheduled to take place between November 2016 and January 2017, are part of the continuing joint efforts with Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link.

The flight time is approximately five hours and fifteen minutes.

These full-service flights will be operated with SilkAirs latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins.

Passengers will be offered a suite of SilkAirs full-service offerings, including 30kg and 40kg baggage allowance for Economy and Business class respectively, inflight meals, and complimentary inflight entertainment via SilkAir Studio, which allows them to stream movie, TV and audio content directly to their personal devices.

SilkAir is again pleased to work with OPG to provide direct services to Okinawa. Our seven flights in June 2016 were well received by the market and we hope to provide our customers the opportunity again to experience the rich culture and enjoy the fascinating sights there in the year-end holiday season, said SilkAir Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua.

Okinawa comprises hundreds of the Ryuku islands and these islands extend southwest from the southern end of mainland Japann. Okinawas capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. Attractions in Naha include Shuri Castle which is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Peace Memorial Park, and Churaumi Aquarium.

OPGs Director General of the Department Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mr. Mitsuyuki Maeda, said, OPG welcomes another series of direct charter flights to Okinawa by SilkAir. During the previous services in June, a great number of Singaporeans visited the islands and enjoyed Japans southernmost paradise. I truly hope that even more Singaporeans will visit the islands on the upcoming charter flights and discover Okinawas year-round attraction, which will build up travel demand for Okinawa and greatly contribute to the eventual launch of scheduled services.

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