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SilkAir Takes Off for Yogyakarta

 
 

25 November 2013

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, commenced services today to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Flight MI152 departed Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 0810 hours, and is scheduled to arrive in Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto International Airport at 0930 hours. The return flight, MI151 will depart Yogyakarta at 1100 hours, and is scheduled to reach Singapore at 1425 hours (all times local)*

Yogyakarta will be the 45th destination in SilkAir’s network, extending the airline’s reach to 12 destinations in Indonesia. SilkAir’s other Indonesian destinations include Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo, and Surabaya.

SilkAir’s flights to Yogyakarta are three times weekly, with departures on Monday, Friday and Sunday. The flights will be operated by the A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class.

Gateway to the famous Borobudur Buddhist Temple and Prambanan Hindu Temple in Central Java – both Unesco World Heritage sites - Yogyakarta is the hub of classical Javanese fine art and culture, renowned for its puppetry, batik and poetry. A city steeped in history and tradition, it was the seat of the ancient Mataram Empire in the 18th and 19th century. Yogyakarta is blessed with natural wonders and rich Javanese heritage, and is the second most visited Indonesian destination after Bali.

To celebrate this milestone, customers on the first flight out of Singapore were presented with a special Wayang Kulit bookmark and inaugural flight certificates personally signed by Chief Executive SilkAir, Mr. Leslie Thng, and the flight commander. Customers travelling on the inaugural flight out of Yogyakarta received exclusively produced SilkAir notebooks as well as the specially signed flight certificates.

“The launch of these direct flights to Yogyakarta reinforces SilkAir’s commitment to the Indonesian market. There is favourable demand and strong growth potential from both corporate and leisure traffic to Yogyakarta,” said Mr. Thng. “With these new services, SilkAir has further strengthened our foothold in the Indonesian market and connects Singapore with more Indonesian cities than any other carrier."

With this latest launch, SilkAir’s frequencies to Indonesia will now increase to 70 flights weekly.

From a broader perspective, these new flights connect Yogyakarta with the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network of over 90 cities worldwide via the Singapore hub.

For Yogyakarta customers visiting Singapore, the Lion City promises a wide variety of attractions such as Marine Life Park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Universal Studios Singapore, Gardens by the Bay and the famous Night Safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Singapore also offers world class shopping and dining options around the city.

* Timing for MI 151 only applicable for the inaugral flight on 25 November 2013.

Detailed flight schedules to Yogyakarta are as follows:

Singapore –Yogyakarta Services from 25 November 2013

Flights to Yogyakarta (JOG)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure**

Arrival**

MI152

Monday, Friday, Sunday

SIN 0810hrs

JOG 0930hrs

 

Flights to Singapore (SIN)

Flight Number

Day of Operation

Departure**

Arrival**

MI151

Monday, Friday, Sunday

JOG 1015hrs

SIN 1330hrs

**All times local

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 300 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Hanoi (June 2012), Visakhapatnam (October 2012), Semarang (July 2013), Makassar (August 2013) and Yogyakarta (November 2013). The airline currently has a fleet of 24 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 18 A320s. 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.

For more details visit silkair.com or http://www.facebook.com/SilkAir

Media Contact:
Soraya Salim
Head Public Affairs
SilkAir (S) Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6541 5303
Email:
 silkair_publicaffairs@singaporeair.com.sg