Silk to fly to Hiroshima


SINGAPORE, 31 May 2017: Singapore-based SilkAir, will launch a nonstop flight between Singapore and Hiroshima, Japan, this year.

Commencing 30 October the new service will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays [1].

Using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the service will feature both business and economy class cabins.

The flights come with in-flight meals; wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio; baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for business and economy class passengers respectively.

Through check-in is available if connecting to or from, another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point at Singapore.

“SilkAir is proud to be offering the only non-stop flights between Hiroshima and Singapore, and we are confident that we can serve the demand from both cities. Hiroshima has been popular with Singaporeans, due to its historical significance, good weather and proximity to various attractions in neighbouring cities,” said SilkAir chief executive Foo Chai Woo.

With the launch of Hiroshima, the combined Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network will serve six Japanese cities [2]. The number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 54 destinations in 16 countries [3].

Details of the flight schedules are as follows [4] (all times stated are local):

Additional Notes

1] Subject to applicable regulatory approvals.

[2]Singapore Airlines serves Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka and two airports in Tokyo.

[3]The 16 countries currently include Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

[4] Subject to applicable regulatory approvals.