Saturday, August 31, 2013

Flights to Yogyakarta from Singapore by SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will start direct flights from Singapore and Yogyakarta Indonesia, from 25 November 2013, increasing its Indonesian network to 12 destinations. Subject to regulatory approvals, the flights will operate three times weekly on Monday, Friday and Sunday. The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.

Renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows, Yogyakarta is close to the world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples and offers a variety of natural attractions and sightseeing opportunities within and beyond the city. Because of its proximity to world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples, also because having unique Javanese court Kraton culture of Kraton Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali.

The announcement came just 1 month after Silkair has introduced its flights to to Semarang and Makassar on 29 July and 1 August respectively. SilkAir first began operations to Indonesia in August 1992 and has steadily strengthened its network over the years. SilkAir currently serves 11 Indonesian destinations, namely Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Manado, Makassar, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo and Surabaya.

With the new destination launch, SilkAir’s frequencies to Indonesia will increase to 70 flights weekly.

Yogyakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali thanks to its
proximity to Borobudur and Prambanan and having unique Javanese court
Kraton culture of Kraton Yogyakarta
The new Yogyakarta services are connected via Singapore with the rest of the more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.

SilkAir currently operates more than 300 weekly flights to 44 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Hanoi (June 2012), Visakhapatnam (October 2012), Semarang (July 2013) and Makassar (August 2013). The airline currently has a fleet of 23 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 17 A320s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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