SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will start flights to Hyderabad from June 15, 2009, replacing Singapore Airlines’ thrice-a-week flights to Hyderabad.To start with, SilkAir will offer customers five flights a week to Hyderabad.
The SilkAir Singapore-Hyderabad flight will take off from Singapore at 2100hrs and arrive in Hyderabad at 2305hrs.
The return flight will leave Hyderabad at 0005+1 hrs and reach Singapore at 0725hrs +1.
Later, SilkAir will offer daily Singapore-Hyderabad flights, during the Northern Winter Schedule from October 26, 2009.
The Singapore-Hyderabad flights will depend on governmental approvals and slot availability, the airline has said.
“With our sister airline SilkAir operating more flights to Hyderabad, this will help customers expand their travel options as they now have a wider choice of flights a week,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President, Marketing and The Regions.
He added that the frequency increase on the Singapore-Hyderabad route will help meet the demands of travelers from around the world to reach this city that is a modern hub of information technology and biotechnology.
“The increased frequency will also provide customers with greater connectivity when they choose to travel beyond Singapore on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir connections,” said Mr Chin Yau Seng, SilkAir’s Chief Executive.
“En route to the destination, customers can indulge in SilkAir’s brand of warm hospitality and top quality inflight service,” he added.
Currently, SilkAir operates flights to three cities in India, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore.
Singapore Airlines has said that passengers who have made advance bookings for the Singapore-Hyderabad flight, on Singapore Airlines, will be re-accommodated on the next best alternative SilkAir flights.
Meanwhile, SilkAir has announced that it will begin twice-daily services to Penang, in Malaysia, from June 1, 2009. With the new Singapore-Penang flight, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will operate 21 weekly services.
The Singapore Airlines’ Singapore-Penang daily flights will take off in the morning, while SilkAir will operate the daily afternoon and evening services.
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