SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, and Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) are pleased to announce 12 direct SilkAir charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, between November 2016 and January 2017. These series charters are part of the continuing joint efforts to promote a direct Singapore-Okinawa air link. Departing from Singapore Changi Airport, the flight time is approximately five hours and 15 minutes on these non-stop services, which arrive straight into Naha, the capital of Okinawa.
These full-service flights will be operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Passengers will be offered a suite of SilkAir’s full-service offerings, including 30kg and 40kg baggage allowance for Economy and Business class respectively, inflight meals, and complimentary inflight entertainment via SilkAir Studio, which allows them to stream movie, TV and audio content directly to their personal devices.
“SilkAir is again pleased to work with OPG to provide direct services to Okinawa. Our seven flights in June 2016 were well received by the market and we hope to provide our customers the opportunity again to experience the rich culture and enjoy the fascinating sights there in the year-end holiday season,” said SilkAir Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua.
“OPG welcomes another series of direct charter flights to Okinawa by SilkAir. During the previous services in June, a great number of Singaporeans visited the islands and enjoyed Japan’s southernmost paradise. I truly hope that even more Singaporeans will visit the islands on the upcoming charter flights and discover Okinawa’s year-round attraction, which will build up travel demand for Okinawa and greatly contribute to the eventual launch of scheduled services,” said OPG’s Director General of the Department Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mr. Mitsuyuki Maeda.
Okinawa comprises hundreds of the Ryuku islands and these islands extend southwest from the southern end of mainland Japan to Taiwan. The close proximity to Chinese influence is visible in the region’s vibrant architecture, traditional dress and the martial art of karate. Okinawa’s capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. Attractions in Naha include Shuri Castle which is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Peace Memorial Park, and Churaumi Aquarium.
Members of the public from Singapore that are interested to travel to Okinawa can view the flight itinerary or contact any of the travel agents listed in Annex A.
MI flight schedule to Okinawa:
|Flight Dates||Sector||Flight Number||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|19, 23, 29 Nov, 3, 7, 13, 17, 21, 27, 30, 31 Dec 2016 and 3 Jan 2017||Singapore to Okinawa||MI 884||1100hrs||1715hrs|
|Okinawa to Singapore||MI 883||1815hrs||2245hrs|
*Subject to regulatory approvals
Travel Agents in Singapore offering SilkAir flights to Okinawa:
|No.||Travel Agent||Contact No.|
|1||Airelated Travel||6532 5686|
|2||ASA Holidays||6303 5303|
|3||Chan Brothers Travel||6212 9679|
|4||CTC Travel||6536 3995|
|5||Dynasty Travel||6338 4455|
|6||Hong Thai Travel||6533 1788|
|8||Chan’s World Holidays||6507 9595|
|9||H.I.S International Travel||6224 1512|