SilkAir to offer direct charters to Okinawa


As part of continuing efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link, SilkAir, the Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have worked together to launch a series of seven direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between 1 and 25 June 2016.The flights will be operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins.

Departing from Singapore Changi Airport, the flight time is approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes on this non-stop service, which arrives straight into Naha, capital of Okinawa.

“SilkAir is pleased to offer these direct charter flights to Okinawa once again, as a follow up to our first ever series of charters between September 2014 and January 2015, which garnered high interest . We are confident that this new series of flights will continue to receive good response, with the support of the Okinawa Prefecture Government and Changi Airport Group,” said SilkAir Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua.

“Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Senior Vice-President for Market Development, said, “Changi Airport welcomes SilkAir’s non-stop charter flights to Okinawa. These non-stop flights will halve the usual journey time between the two cities and bring greater convenience to Singapore passengers visiting Okinawa during the June holidays. We are excited about the potential of establishing more such flights on a regular basis, and eventually building a sustained travel demand that will drive the launch of scheduled passenger services on this route in the future.”

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