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SilkAir starts Koh Samui services and bumps up frequencies

15 Jul 2011

SilkAir (MI), the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will start up services to Koh Samui from September 27 onwards and increase frequencies on certain routes for the winter season.

Its new thrice-weekly service to Koh Samui, operated by a dual-class Airbus A319-100 aircraft, departs Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 0810, arriving in Koh Samui at 0900. The return leg departs the holiday island on the same days at 0945, arriving back in Singapore at 1235. Koh Samui is now the third Thai destination in SilkAir’s network, after Phuket and Chiang Mai.

The carrier will also be codesharing with Bangkok Airways on the same route to offer passengers evening flight options. Bangkok Airways operates daily direct flights between Singapore and Koh Samui, using the same aircraft type, departing Singapore at 2010 and arriving in Koh Samui at 2055. The reverse leg departs Koh Samui at 1635, arriving back in Singapore at 1920.

Between October 30, 2011 and March 24, 2012, MI will also increase frequencies for flights to Chengdu, Chongqing and Bangalore in response to growing demand for these destinations.

The carrier will fly daily to Chengdu and five times a week to Chongqing, up from the current thrice-weekly services to these cities. The carrier will also increase the number of flights to Bangalore from four to five times per week.

For more information, visit www.silkair.com

Alisha Haridasani

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