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Started in the mid 1970s, SilkAir originated as one of the foremost regional airlines of Asia-Pacific. The airline was formerly known as Tradewinds Pte Ltd and used to operate using planes mostly leased from its main company Singapore Airlines. The airline introduced its scheduled services on 21 February 1989 leasing McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airplanes and catered passengers at 6 exotic holiday destinations.
Further with its development, the airline added several destinations in its network and was renamed on 1st April 1992 as SilkAir. Presently, the head office of the airlines is located in Airline House in Singapore. It is a completely owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and serves the short-haul destinations as its regional wing.
SilkAir Top Flight Routss
SilkAir serves to about 46 destinations of 11 countries in Asia from its primary hub in Singapore. The top flight Routss covered by SilkAir are Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Phuket to Koh Samui and Phuket to Singapore. The airline operates 97, 91, 28 and 24 flights respectively at these sectors in a week. It serves to several prominent destinations of different countries. It serves to Darwin in Australia, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Chengdu, Chongging, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xiamen, and Changsha in China, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vishakhapatnam in India, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Penang in Malaysia, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, & Phuket in Thailand, Mandalay & Yangon in Myanmar, Kathmandu in Nepal, Cebu, Davao, Cailibo in Philippines and some other destinations across the world.
Checked baggage allowance in SilkAir depends on the cabin class and destination. For most of the destinations except United States/Brazil, it is same. Business Class passengers can carry 40 kg as their checked baggage and Economy Class passengers can carry 30 kg. Cabin baggage allowance in SilkAir is two pieces of 7 kg each in Business Class and 1 piece of 7 kg in Economy Class.
SilkAir Facilities & Services
Enjoy excellent in-flight entertainment facilities onboard while traveling with SilkAir. You can take the pleasure of watching selection of TV programs, movies and listen to several music albums. You can also check the latest news with selection of complimentary newspapers available or explore magazines carrying articles on business, fashion, lifestyle and sports. The airline starts your trip with a welcome drink and then serves a wide selection of Malay, Indian and Chinese dishes. You can also share your special culinary requirements with the airline.
SilkAir saves you from standing in long queues of the airports and gives the online check-in facility to the passengers with confirmed bookings. You can check-in through web 48 to 2 hours prior to flight departure, from all cities of its network.