SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.
The inaugural flight departed this afternoon at 1.20pm from Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport at 3.15pm. It will then depart at 4.05pm for Luang Prabang International Airport, and is expected to arrive at 5.00pm. The return flight will take off at 5.50pm and is expected to land in Singapore at 10.05pm (all times local).
The thrice weekly flights to Laos are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with same-day return. The services will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring both business and economy class cabins.
To mark this special occasion, passengers on the first flight out of Singapore and Laos were presented with exclusively produced SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo, and Commander of the flight, Captain Sheldon Rasquinha.
Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Foo Chai Woo said: “We are very excited to launch this new flight, as the popularity of Laos grows among travelers of the region and beyond. The air link will be the latest addition to the Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network covering over 100 international cities in 34 countries, providing our customers with enhanced connectivity through our Singapore Changi Airport hub. We hope that travelers will delight in the serene nature of Laos and all its vibrancy in culture and architecture.”
Flights are available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents. Detailed flight schedules to Laos are appended in Annex A.
MI flight schedule (with effect from 31 October 2016):
|Flight||Routing||Days of Operation||Departure (Local timing)||Arrival (Local Timing)|
|MI788||Singapore – Vientiane||Mon, Thu, Sat||Singapore 13:20||Vientiane 15:15|
|MI788||Vientiane – Luang Prabang||Mon, Thu, Sat||Vientiane 16:05||Luang Prabang17:00|
|MI788||Luang Prabang – Singapore||Mon, Thu, Sat||Luang Prabang 17:50||Singapore 22:05|