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SIA to Take Over SilkAir’s Singapore-Busan Flights

SilkAir will transfer its Singapore-Busan services to Singapore Airlines starting October 28 this year.

After the transfer, Singapore Airlines will maintain SilkAir’s current flight frequency by flying four times a week between Singapore and Busan, though it’s still subject to regulatory approval at this stage.

Singapore Airlines will fly its 285-seater Airbus A330-300 aircraft on this route. The two-class aircraft has 30 business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 255 economy class seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Compared with SilkAir’s narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Singapore Airlines’ A330 aircraft can accommodate up to 123 more passengers per flight. The airline says the transfer will enable it to boost seat capacity on the route by 76 per cent to “meet growing travel demand”.

Tickets for new Busan flights operated by Singapore Airlines are now available for purchase. Passengers who have booked on SilkAir’s Busan flights on and after October 28 this year will be re-accommodated on Singapore Airlines’ flights.

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