Monday, August 5, 2013

Flights to Makassar from Singapore by SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its first flight to Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi.

Makassar is SilkAir’s eleventh destination in Indonesia, increasing the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 44 in 12 countries. SilkAir currently serves ten other Indonesian destinations, namely Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, anado,Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo and Surabaya.

The inaugural flight MI 142 departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0805 hours and is scheduled to arrive in Makassar at 1115 hours. The return flight, MI 141, will take off at 1245 hours and is expected to reach Singapore at 1540 hours (all times local).

SilkAir will operate three times a week, departing Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, both featuring Business and Economy Class cabins.

To mark this special occasion, passengers on the first flight out of Singapore will be presented with exclusive SilkAir notebooks and inaugural flight certificates personally signed by Chief Executive SilkAir, Mr. Leslie Thng, and the flight commander. Likewise, SilkAir notebooks and the flight certificates will also be presented to passengers on the first flight from Makassar.

“We are delighted to be adding Makassar to our network and to further strengthen our foothold in this part of the region. In addition to growing our network, we remain committed in offering a pleasant and comprehensive travel experience to our business and leisure travellers on the Singapore-Makassar route,” said SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng.

SilkAir had earlier launched to another point in Indonesia, Semarang on Monday, 29 July 2013. With the two new destination launches, SilkAir’s frequencies to Indonesia will increase to 64 flights weekly.

Detailed flight schedules to Makassar are as follows:

Flight Number
Day of Operation
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
SIN 0805hrs
UPG 1115hrs
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
UPG 1205hrs
SIN 1500hrs
*All times local

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