The transfer of these three services to Scoot will help optimize aircraft utilization, while better matching travel demand.
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will be transferring its services to Langkawi in Malaysia, Pekanbaru in Indonesia, and Kalibo in the Philippines to low-cost airline Scoot.
The airline’s last services for Langkawi, Pekanbaru, and Kalibo are scheduled for April 8, May 30, and June 28, respectively. Currently, SilkAir flies three times weekly to each destination.
According to SIA, the transfer of these three services to Scoot will help to optimize aircraft utilization, while better matching travel demand. With these transfers, Scoot will progressively adjust its services to Langkawi and Kalibo in the coming months so as to provide more options and convenience to customers. The airline also targets to commence sales for Pekanbaru in the first half of 2018.
On the other hand, SilkAir will maintain its flights to three other destinations in Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. For Indonesia, the airline will continue to operate to 10 other points: Balikpapan, Bandung, Denpasar (Bali), Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Semarang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. In the Philippines, SilkAir will continue to operate flights to Cebu and Davao.
With the addition of Pekanbaru, as well as Kuantan and Berlin, which will be launched in February and June 2018 respectively, Scoot’s network will span 66 cities across 18 countries and territories. In Indonesia, Scoot’s destination count will rise to five; the existing destinations being Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Surabaya, and Palembang.
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