Breaking Travel News

Silkair to take over Penang services

Silkair to take over Penang services

From 1 December 2009, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will
take over the operation of services between Singapore and Penang.

Singapore Airlines currently has a daily morning flight while SilkAir has twice-
daily frequencies to Penang. By taking over the Singapore Airlines flight, SilkAir
will serve Penang three times daily, with a morning frequency in addition to
the current afternoon and evening frequencies. The flights are subject to
regulatory approvals.

Having SilkAir on the Singapore-Penang route optimises the utilisation of the
SIA Group’s resources and presents a better match of capacity to demand. 
With SilkAir, customers can rest assured that they will enjoy a level of warm
cabin service and reliability synonymous with the SIA Group branding.

“SilkAir looks forward to expanding our presence in Penang through the
addition of our third daily flight between Penang and Singapore.  Since the
launch of SilkAir’s services on the Singapore-Penang route in June this year, we
have received a very good response from our customers through healthy
loads and positive feedback on our inflight service.  With three times daily
services from 1 December 2009, we hope to count on their continued
support,” said Mr Chin Yau Seng, SilkAir’s Chief Executive.



Joint Media Release   - 2 -      5 October 2009

Rich in culture, history and heritage,  Penang is one of Malaysia’s top tourist
draws. Its largest city, Georgetown, features charming colonial buildings and
villas that are best explored on foot.  Due to its multicultural history of Malay,
Chinese, Indian and European influences, Penang is also well known as
Malaysia’s food paradise with must-try dishes like the famous Penang laksa
and char kway teow. 

SilkAir also flies to four other cities in Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu (six
times weekly), Kuching (three times weekly), Langkawi (six times weekly) and
Kuala Lumpur (30 times weekly).

Customers who have made advance bookings to fly the Singapore-Penang
route on Singapore Airlines will be re-accommodated on SilkAir flights. 

Details of flight numbers and flight schedules for services between Singapore
and Penang are shown in the attachment. For general information on flights,
fares and schedules, please visit