Monday, August, 19, 2019 05:30:06
  • The new service will be facilitated by Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft having both business and economy class cabins
  • Busan to be the first South Korean city in SilkAir’s network, with four weekly flights to the city

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has reportedly made it to the headlines for announcing the launch of direct flights to Busan from Singapore starting from May 1, 2019.
As per trusted sources, Busan is the first South Korean city in the air carrier’s network and with this launch the airline will provide four weekly flights to the city.

This development will also make SilkAir the first airline company to operate scheduled flights from Singapore to Busan, the airline said.

Sources familiar with the development state that the new services will be facilitated by the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which contains both business and economy class cabins. The sources further noted that customers will be in for a full-service experience on board, including services like complimentary baggage allowance, in-flight meals, entertainment, and through check-in when connecting to or from another SIA or SilkAir point through Singapore.

Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive of SilkAir stated that the new route will provide Koreans traveling from Busan greater accessibility and connectivity through the SilkAir and Singapore Airlines network within the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

For the record, Busan is the second biggest city of South Korea situated on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. The city is also the country’s most prominent tourist destination, hyped as the summer capital of South Korea, cite sources.

Recently, SilkAir announced that it would reportedly team-up with Thompson Aero Seating, an Irish aircraft seat maker, in order to upgrade its cabins, before the merger with SIA. The work, which is scheduled to commence from May 2020, is apparently for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet which will be equipped with new lie-flat business class seats. Furthermore, the airline currently owns five 737 MAX 8, with another 32 aircraft have been ordered, reported sources.