Indonesian Expansion For Singapore Airlines And Silkair

Singapore Airlines and its regional subsidiary Silkair have announced plans for a stronger push towards the Indonesian market, with new flights and increased frequencies on key routes.


Singapore Airlines to Resume Surabaya Service, Increase Flights to Jakarta and Bali

Citing increased demand, Singapore Airlines will take over one of Silkair’s double daily Singapore – Surabaya flights, marking its return to the Indonesian city since 2005. Beginning from 26 July 2013, flight SQ 930 will depart Singapore at 0750 hrs and arrive in Surabaya at 0910 hrs, with the return flight SQ 931 taking off from Juanda International Airport at 1030 hrs for a 1335 hrs arrival back at Changi International Airport.


The Star Alliance member will also add a ninth daily service to Jakarta from 26 July 2013. Flight SQ 964 will depart Singapore at 1625 hrs and arrive in Jakarta at 1710 hrs. The return flight, SQ 965, takes off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 1810 hrs to touch down at Changi International Airport at 2045 hrs.


Services to Bali will also increase with a new fourth daily flight from 25 July 2013. Flight SQ 940 will offer a morning departure from Singapore at 0700 hrs, arriving in Denpasar at 0935 hrs. From Bali, flight SQ 949 takes off from Ngurah Rai International Airport at 2145 hrs to land back in Singapore at 0015 hrs the next day.


Singapore Airlines will operate its 285-seat Airbus A330-300 on the Singapore – Jakarta and Singapore – Semarang routes, while a Boeing 777-200 will be flown on the Singapore – Denpasar flight.


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Silkair To Launch Semarang Flights, Resume Makassar Route

Subject to regulatory approval, Silkair will launch 3 times weekly flights between Singapore and Semarang from 29 July 2013. Flight MI 102 will depart Singapore at 1045 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Semarang at 1140 hrs. The return flight, MI 101, takes off from Achmad Yani International Airport at 1230 hrs to land back at Changi International Airport at 1545 hrs.


The airline will also resume flights to Makassar from 1 August 2013, with a thrice weekly service. Departing Changi International Airport at 0805 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flight MI 142 arrives in Makassar at 1115 hrs before the aircraft returns as flight MI 141, taking off from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport at 1205 hrs and landing back in Singapore at 1500 hrs.


Both flights will be operated by Silkair’s fleet of 15 Airbus A320 aircraft, configured in 2 classes with 12 to 16 Business Class and 126 to 138 Economy Class seats.


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Passengers stand to benefit most from the announcement with greater choice and flexibility of schedules when flying between Singapore and Indonesia. Flight links between both countries have improved in recent years with carriers including Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Lion Air, Mandala Airlines and Tiger Airways offering a variety of routes, in addition to fifth freedom routes from legacy airlines further afield.

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