SilkAir takes over SIA's service to Hyderabad

12 May 2009

SilkAir will take over Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Singapore-Hyderabad route from June 15, and fly five times weekly up from the current three.

The smaller Airbus A320 will be used for the service, which is still utilising the Boeing B777, a move which SIA says will help to “optimise Singapore Airlines Group’s resources, and help to better match capacity to demand on the route”.

Frequency will be further increased to seven times weekly from October 26.

Passengers, who have made advanced bookings for the Singapore-Hyderabad route on SIA will be re-accommodated to the best alternative SilkAir flight.

“Like all other airlines, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are not spared the effects of the recent financial crisis. We will continue to monitor demand as part of an ongoing review of our route network to carefully match capacity to demand,” said SilkAir public affairs head How Hwee Yin.

Hyderabad becomes SilkAir’s fourth Indian destination, after Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore. The capital of Andhra Pradesh state, it is one of India’s emerging hubs for IT, BPO and bio-technology.

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Joshua Tan

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