SilkAir to Start Flights to Maldives
Maldives.net.mv – SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has announced four times weekly services to Maldives From 25 October 2015. Previously, Singapore Airlines offered a variable frequency of 10 to 14 flights a week to the capital of the Maldives. Now, together with SilkAir’s new services, both airlines will offer a total of two round-trip services a day, subject to regulatory approval.
Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen, said: “By synergising the networks of both carriers, we are able to provide customers more choice and greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries. This is another example of the Singapore Airlines Group’s commitment to continuously expanding our combined network and enhancing connectivity options for our customers.”
SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng, said: “The Maldives is a popular travel destination offering great beauty both above and below the water, with its stunning white sand beaches and equally beautiful underwater world. We are glad to be able to join Singapore Airlines to bring travellers from around the world to this picturesque island destination.”
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group’s narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific. The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992.
Today, the full service airline operates more than 350 weekly flights to 49 destinations in 12 countries. The airline currently has a fleet of 28 aircraft, comprising 5 A319s, 12 A320s and 11 Boeing 737-800s.