Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » Singapore Airlines To Take Over Silkair’s Busan Services Increasing Seat Capacity By 76%

Home » Aviation » Currently Reading:

Singapore Airlines To Take Over Silkair’s Busan Services Increasing Seat Capacity By 76%

September 13, 2019 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Singapore Airlines (SIA)’s regional wing, SilkAir, today announced that it will be transferring its services to Busan in South Korea to SIA. Taking effect from 28 October 2019, the transfer will enable SIA to boost seat capacity on the route by 76%, to meet growing travel demand.

Subject to regulatory approvals, SIA will operate flights to Busan four times per week, maintaining SilkAir’s current flight frequency.

The route will be served with SIA’s 285-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which feature 30 Business Class and 255 Economy Class seats. The A330s can accommodate up to 123 more passengers per flight than SilkAir’s 162-seat Boeing 737-800s[1]  which currently serve the Singapore-Busan route.

“Demand for SilkAir’s Busan flights since the launch of the route on 1 May 2019 has been very encouraging, and it has proven to be another popular gateway into South Korea, complementing SIA’s services to Seoul. We look forward to helping further grow travel to and from South Korea with the increase in capacity that SIA’s larger aircraft can provide on the route,” said Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.

In addition to Busan, SIA and low-cost subsidiary Scoot operate a total of 31 weekly flights to Seoul in South Korea.

Sales for SIA’s new Busan flights will commence from today. Customers with existing bookings on SilkAir’s Busan flights on and after 28 October 2019 will be re-accommodated on SIA’s flights.

Flight Schedules (28 October 2019 – 29 March 2020)*[2]

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure Arrival
SQ 616 Singapore – Busan Monday, Friday, Saturday Singapore

23:10

Busan

06:35 + 1

SQ 615 Busan – Singapore Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Busan

08:00

Singapore

13:25

SQ 616 Singapore – Busan Wednesday Singapore

23:10

Busan

06:30 + 1

SQ 615 Busan – Singapore Sunday Busan

08:10

Singapore

13:25

*All times stated are local

1 SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft features 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats.

2 Subject to regulatory approvals

Comment on this Article:







Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership

ADVERTISEMENTS

Elite Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Premier Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Official Media Event Partner

ADVERTISEMENTS

Global travel media endorses the following travel Publication

ADVERTISEMENTS

GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA VIDEOS

Advertisements

sitemap