SilkAir amends services for northern winter

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has announced it will be making adjustments to its network during the “Northern Winter” season from October 28, 2012 to March 30, 2013. This follows a similar announcement from the parent legacy carrier (see story here).

Changes will include services to Wuhan and Chiang Mai going from three times a week to four, an additional Singapore-Danang-Siem Reap circular flight on Tuesdays and one more flight a week to Hyderabad, bringing the total to nine.

Flights to Chennai, meanwhile, will merely be moved from Sundays to Wednesdays.

Frequency reductions will occur on the following routes: Singapore-Changsha will go from four to three times weekly and Singapore-Pekanbaru services will also lessen by one, to four times a week.

Other services will change operation times during the season. Two of the four-times-weekly Singapore-Darwin flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays, will depart in the morning to allow for more onward connection options in Darwin, and circular Singapore-Cebu-Davao flights on Thursdays are to be delinked and replaced with two new direct flights from Singapore to the destinations.

“The decision for the additional flights to Wuhan, Chiang Mai and Hyderabad and the additional Singapore-Danang-Siem Reap flight is to match our capacity to current travel demand,” a spokesperson for SilkAir explained. “Generally, we increase flight frequencies where we believe travel demand would be able to sustain regular services. Conversely, flight frequencies are reduced if demand is lower than anticipated,” he continued.

If flight demand data on the amended routes is favourable, SilkAir will consider making these changes permanent, he added.

For more information, visit www.silkair.com.

Alex Andersson


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