Thursday, December 25, 2014
SilkAir Now Offers Flights to Denpasar, Bali and Soon to Cairns, Australia
Passengers of SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, can now fly to Denpasar, Bali as the carrier launched its flights to the destination on 12 December 2014. Next year, passengers will also have to opportunity to fly to Cairns, Australia as SilkAir begins it flights to the destination on 30 May 2015.
Together with Singapore Airlines’ four daily flights to Bali’s capital, both airlines will offer a total of five round-trip services a day, subject to regulatory approval. For the route to Cairns, SilkAir plans to operate three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through circular routings with Darwin. The inaugural flight and subsequent Saturday flights will depart Singapore for Cairns non-stop and then return to Singapore via Darwin. The Monday and Thursday flights will fly to Cairns via Darwin and then return to Singapore non-stop.
Passengers coming from Manila can choose from four daily flights to Singapore via Singapore Airlines to connect conveniently to Denpasar, while passengers coming from Cebu, Davao or Kalibo can fly to Singapore via SilkAir. Passengers connecting through Singapore can also take advantage of the Singapore Stopover Package, which is inclusive of overnight hotel accommodation with roundtrip airport transfers for as low as USD35. Those traveling beyond Singapore are also entitled to a SGD20 Changi Dollar Voucher that may be used at the different outlets in Changi International Airport.
Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President, Marketing Planning Ms Lee Wen Fen said: “The increase in the number of flights reflects Singapore Airlines Group commitment in expanding our service offerings and providing our customers with more choices and convenience. Through synergising the networks of both airlines, we are able to enhance the connectivity options available to our customers through our combined network of 99 cities in 35 countries.”
SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng said: “Bali is a popular year-round travel destination renowned for its multifaceted attractions from temples, to pristine beaches and paddy fields. SilkAir is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to connect travellers around the world to this vibrant tourist destination from 12 December.”
As for the new Cairns route, Thng, shared: With the launch of Cairns, we, together with our parent company Singapore Airlines, will soon serve a total of seven points in Australia, namely Cairns, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. “We believe this new service will be of interest to the leisure travelers as Cairns is well known for being the gateway to the popular Great Barrier Reef.”
Founded in 1876 as the port for inland goldfields, Cairns is the hub of Tropical North Queensland and has the closest access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest reef in the world, measuring 2,011km in length and 72km across at its widest point, also making it the world’s largest World Heritage Area.
Customers are advised to note that the new flights may not be immediately available in computer reservations systems due to the lead-time required in making system updates.