SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch services to Fuzhou, China, from 21 November 2016 subject to applicable approvals. SilkAir will be offering four weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Following the launch of Fuzhou, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will serve a total of 11 Chinese cities.
The number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 52 destinations in 14 countries, which now include: Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.
The new services will be operated with SilkAir’s Boeing B737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers will be provided with a full service experience, including in-flight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class respectively, as well as through check-in if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.
“We are delighted to launch our new flight route to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province. We hope that this would open up exciting opportunities for travellers between Fuzhou and Singapore, and also beyond these two major gateways.” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr. Foo ChaiWoo.
Flights will be available for booking on a progressive basis through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents in the coming weeks.
The detailed schedules are as follows (all times stated are local):
|Flight||Routing||Days of Operation||Departure||Arrival|
|MI990||Singapore – Fuzhou||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||Singapore 10:35||Fuzhou 15:05|
|MI989||Fuzhou – Singapore||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||Fuzhou 16:15||Singapore 21:00|
Fuzhou is a city in south China famous for its sea views, mountains and historical sites. As the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province, Fuzhou is also known as the “city of banyans”, because of the numerous Banyan trees planted there. Fuzhou boasts of forest parks, historic temples, ancient-style architecture and old streets – a few noteworthy attractions include West Lake Park, Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Pingtan Island and Xichan Temple.
Singapore promises to be an exciting experience for Fuzhou customers. They can enjoy a wide variety of attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, and the famous Night Safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Singapore also offers world class shopping along the famous Orchard Road, and exciting dining options around the city.
From now till 31 March 2017, Fuzhou customers who transit in Singapore on to another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines flight can enjoy S$40 Changi Dollar vouchers for use in the airport.
 SilkAir destinations are Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.
Singapore Airlines destinations are Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.