Boeing and SilkAir have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir.
Boeing and Singapore-based SilkAir have announced a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement. The training agreement will support SilkAir’s fleet transition to Boeing airplanes.
Boeing and SilkAir have finalised an order for 54 Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX 8s worth $4.9 billion at list prices. With this agreement, the 737 MAX has accumulated 969 orders to date.
SilkAir, will have a new Chief Executive from 3 September, when Leslie Thng takes over from Marvin Tan, who will be returning to parent company Singapore Airlines.
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have confirmed they will migrate to a new reservations system on July 8th 2012. During the transition, all SIA and SilkAir flights are due to operate as scheduled.
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will begin three times weekly services to Hanoi. Together with Singapore Airlines’ daily flights to Vietnam’s capital, both airlines will offer a total of 10 round-trip services a week. SilkAir will operate its flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
The regional wing of Singapore Airlines SilkAir has launched its inaugural flight to Bandung, Indonesia. The thrice-weekly flights on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday are operated with the A319 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class. The flight frequency will be increased to five times weekly
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is set to begin services to Koh Samui in Thailand from 27 September 2011.
From 1 August 2011, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will begin four-times-weekly services to Kolkata. Together with Singapore Airlines’ three weekly flights to the Indian city, both airlines will operate a total of seven round-trip services per week.
From 1 December 2009, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will take over the operation of services between Singapore and Penang.
From 1 June 2009, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will begin twice-daily services to Penang. Together with Singapore Airlines’ daily service to the Malaysian state, both airlines will operate a total of 21 weekly services. Singapore Airlines will operate the daily morning service whilst SilkAir will operate the daily afternoon and evening services.