SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Malé, Maldives.
With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 49 destinations in 13 countries.
The inaugural flight departed this morning at 10.40am from Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport at 11.40am. The return flight will take off at 1.35pm and is expected to land in Singapore at 9.25pm (all times local).
The four times weekly flights depart out of Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with same day return flights from Malé. The services will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring both business and economy class cabins.
This new service will complement Singapore Airlines’ current daily flights to Malé. Together, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will offer a total of twice daily services between Singapore and Malé.
To mark this special occasion, passengers on the first flight out of Singapore and Malé were presented with exclusively produced SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr Leslie Thng, and Commander of the flight, Captain John Lee.
Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng said: “As the popularity of Maldives grows among Asian travellers, we are glad to be joining our parent company, Singapore Airlines, in operating flights on this route. Together, we will provide double daily services to and from Malé throughout the year, giving more options to travellers wanting to visit this beautiful destination. The additional services will also offer our customers enhanced connectivity to over 100 international cities in 36 countries in the joint Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network.”