• Singapore Airlines transitions to all-flatbed business class from 2020

    Singapore Airlines is going big on business class, with the Star Alliance member planning to roll out lie-flat beds across its entire aircraft fleet: not only for business travellers taking longer and perhaps overnight journeys, but even those venturing on short hops like Singapore-Kuala Lumpur. ...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' SilkAir gets lie-flat business class

    Singapore Airlines' regional arm SilkAir will upgrade its Boeing 737 business class to lie-flat seats next year using Thompson Aero's popular Vantage design. The new business class seats will debut on SilkAir's growing Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet from May 2020 – the airline has five MAX 8s alre...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

  • SilkAir goes daily on Cairns-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary SilkAir will bump its Cairns-Singapore flights to a daily service from 2019, up from five weekly flights at present. From June 2 2019, that means the addition of return flights on Tuesdays and Sundays, and as with the airline’s current Far Nort...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 4 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • SilkAir to adopt Singapore Airlines brand, get lie-flat business class

    Singapore Airlines' regional arm SilkAir will be folded back into its parent airline, losing its 26-year old brand in favour of the iconic colours and Kris logo of Singapore Airlines. SilkAir will also install all-new lie-flat business class seats across its single-aisle Boeing 737-800 and newer...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 28 Comments

  • SilkAir brings Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights to Cairns, Darwin

    UPDATE | SilkAir will swap its regular Boeing 737-800 jets for its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes on flights from Singapore to Cairns and Darwin from early 2018, the airline has confirmed. For business class flyers, there's 10 extra inches of seat pitch compared to the outgoing aircraft, increasing...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2017 15 Comments

  • SilkAir reveals new Boeing 737 MAX 8 business class

    SilkAir has pulled back the curtains on a smart-looking set of  business class seats for its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, which is expected to fly to Darwin and Cairns in 2018. Finished in a dusky chocolate, the 12 leather-clad seats offer more room for premium passengers compared to the a...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2017 10 Comments

  • SilkAir to fly direct to Cairns, Darwin from Singapore

    Singapore Airlines’ regional arm SilkAir will go non-stop on all flights between Singapore and both Cairns and Darwin from later this year in a move that cuts hours from the journey time to and from the Lion City. The Virgin Australia partner already flies to northern Australia but in a tr...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2016 4 Comments

  • SilkAir to launch Cairns-Singapore flights, boost Darwin-Singapore

    Cairns residents will get direct flights to Singapore next year when Virgin Australia partner and Singapore Airlines’ regional wing SilkAir jumps into North Queensland, with Darwin flyers also picking up extra flights to the Lion City. It’s all set to start from May 30 2015, with t...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2014 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia adds more flights to Indonesia with SilkAir

    Virgin Australia is spreading its wings a little more throughout Asia with the launch of new codeshare flights to Indonesia via SilkAir, the regional arm of Virgin partner Singapore Airlines. The five new destinations are Bandung (airport code BDO), Balikpapan (BPN), Lombok (LOP), Palembang...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2013 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia signs up SilkAir as new frequent flyer partner

    Virgin Australia has added SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, to its roster of Velocity Frequent Flyer partners. From today, Velocity members can earn and burn points on SilkAir flights across South East Asia, India and China, and also earn status credits on SilkAir fligh...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2013 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia adds Singapore Airlines codeshares to Europe

    Virgin Australia is adding almost 20 cities to its route map through additional partner flights with Singapore Airlines and SQ's regional offshoot SilkAir. Europe and India are in the codeshare crosshairs as Virgin continues to expand the ‘virtual network’ model championed by Vi...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to codeshare flights with SilkAir to India

    Virgin Australia is looking to make the most of its alliance with Singapore Airlines by introducing codeshare flights to India with SQ's regional offshoot SilkAir. A Virgin Australia spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that seven SilkAir services between Singapore and In...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2012 1 Comment

  • Travel tip: check in for Singapore Airlines flights at Marina Bay Sands

    Singapore’s towering Marina Bay Sands is offering lobby check-in for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights – although the convenience comes at a small cost. Guests are charged a handling fee of S$25 for every two bags deposited at the check-in counter, a joint venture between MBS an...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines & SilkAir introduce daily Singapore-Kolkata flights

    In brief: Singapore Airlines will introduce a daily service between Singapore and Kolkata (better known as Calcutta) from August 1. SQ already runs three SIN-CCU flights per week on Saturday, Wednesday and Friday (SQ516/517), and in August its regional arm SilkAir will add flights on t...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

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