SilkAir Continues Its Journey as Singapore Airlines

Thanks to Singapore Airlines’ refurbished narrow-body jets, travelers can expect the same world-class service no matter how short the flight.

Economy Class meals on short-haul flights are now served in a specially developed casserole dish. (All photos courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

Throughout its three-decade-long run as the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir has made every journey a joy to fly. The much-loved carrier that has served over 40 destinations around the Asia-Pacific region is now entering a new chapter as it continues its integration with its parent airline, to offer Singapore Airlines’ award-winning in-flight offerings even on the shortest regional routes.

Travelers familiar with SilkAir will find an elevated experience on board the revamped Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, now spruced up in Singapore Airlines livery. These reconfigured narrow-body jets feature 12 Business Class seats with an eight-inch recline, and 150 Economy Class seats with ample legroom and adjustable headrests. Cabin crew dressed in Singapore Airlines’ iconic sarong kebaya will be on hand to deliver the world-class service the brand is known for.

Dining has always been a strong point for Singapore Airlines, and those flying on the Boeing 737-800 NGs will get to savor an enhanced regional menu with a changing selection of more than 40 dishes, ensuring they are well-fed no matter how short the journey. On board flights under 3.5 hours, Economy Class meals will be served in a new sustainable paper box deep enough for mee siam, congee, and other gravy-rich dishes. On routes with a flying time of over 3.5 hours, Business Class passengers will receive a platter of fruits and cheese to finish off the meal, while they will also be served Singapore Airlines’ signature satay canapé during lunch and dinner service on flights lasting more than five hours.

Enjoying a meal in Business Class aboard the revamped Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.

Passengers can use their personal devices to access the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.

In addition, those traveling in Business Class can reserve their meals in advance through services like Book the Cook, which offers a mouth-watering choice of main courses, between 24 hours and a week before departure. A curated wine selection is available in all cabin classes, and Business Class customers will get to choose between the finest reds, whites, and champagnes handpicked by Singapore Airlines’ in-house wine experts.

On board the Boeing 737-800 NG, Singapore Airlines’ KrisWorld in-flight entertainment is offered via a web-based platform. Passengers will be able to connect to the “KrisWorld” network with their personal mobile or tablet device, and choose from a dizzying array of Hollywood blockbusters, hit TV shows, and music from around the world.

The rollout of these new-look narrow body jets with upgraded dining and entertainment options highlights Singapore Airlines’ commitment to bring its world-class service to even more routes around the Asia-Pacific region. Destinations now served by the Boeing 737-800 NG include Cebu, Male, Penang, Phuket, and Siem Reap.

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Travelers of all ages can look forward to elevated service standards while on board the aircraft.

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