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SilkAir Mounts Series Charters to Okinawa

 
 

10 September 2014

From September 2014 to January 2015, SilkAir will operate its first ever charters between Singapore and Japan, via a series of 12 direct charter services to Okinawa, the country’s southernmost prefecture.

Chartered by Okinawa Tourist Service (OTS) and Jumbo Tours Okinawa, the monthly charters will be from 9 September 2014 until 3 January 2015. The flights will be operated with the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Classes. These charters are launched in collaboration with Okinawa-based travel agencies and SilkAir’s local travel agencies, to provide customers visiting Okinawa with the convenience of a direct service from Singapore.

From September 2014 to October 2014, the flights will depart Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 1000 hours and reach Okinawa Naha Airport at 1615 hours. From November 2014 to January 2015, the flights will depart Singapore at 1000 hours and arrive in Okinawa at 1605 hours (all times stated are local and scheduled).

Okinawa comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands and these islands extend southwest from Kyushu, which is the southwesternmost of Japan’s main four islands, to Taiwan. Okinawa’s capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. The Shuri Castle, which is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated in Naha.

The entire prefecture of Okinawa is famous for its warm climate and beaches. Some of the more popular ones are Tropical Beach, Araha Beach and Kadena Marina Beach. Okinawa is the best place in Japan for watersports and the Okinawa archipelago is known as one of the world’s best diving destinations.

Flight schedules to Okinawa are as follows*:

Singapore – Okinawa Services from 9 September 2014 until 13 October 2014

Flights to Okinawa (OKA)

Date

Day of Operations

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

9 Sep 2014

Tue

MI8384

 

SIN 1000hrs

 

OKA 1615hrs

 

11 Sep 2014

Thu

13 Sep 2014

Sat

15 Sep 2014

Mon

9 Oct 2014

Thu

13 Oct 2014

Mon

Flights to Singapore (SIN)

Date

Day of Operations

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

9 Sep 2014

Tue

MI8383

 

OKA 1715hrs

 

SIN 2125hrs

 

11 Sep 2014

Thu

13 Sep 2014

Sat

15 Sep 2014

Mon

9 Oct 2014

Thu

13 Oct 2014

Mon

Singapore – Okinawa Services from 20 November 2014 until 3 January 2015**

Flights to Okinawa (OKA)

Date

Day of Operations

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

20 Nov 2014

Thu

MI8384

 

SIN 1000hrs

 

OKA 1605hrs

 

24 Nov 2014

Mon

22 Dec 2014

Mon

27 Dec 2014

Sat

30 Dec 2014

Tue

3 Jan 2015

Sat

 

Flights to Singapore (SIN)

Date

Day of Operations

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

20 Nov 2014

Thu

MI8383

 

OKA 1700hrs

 

SIN 2130hrs

 

24 Nov 2014

Mon

22 Dec 2014

Mon

27 Dec 2014

Sat

30 Dec 2014

Tue

3 Jan 2015

Sat

*All times stated are local

**Timings are subject to change

About SilkAir

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. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates more than 350 weekly flights to 48 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Kalibo (May 2014), Mandalay (June 2014)and Hangzhou (June 2014). The airline currently has a fleet of 25 aircraft, comprising 6 A319s,14 A320s and 5 Boeing 737-800s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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