SilkAir will operate three flights per week, taking over SIA’s SQ466/SQ467 service. SIA will continue to operate its daily night flight SQ468 and return flight SQ469. The addition of SilkAir to the Singapore-Colombo route will optimise the utilisation of the SIA Group’s resources and present a better match of capacity to demand. It will also extend the SilkAir network to 53 destinations across 15 countries.
The new service to Colombo, MI428, will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a same-day return flight operating as MI427, similar to the current SIA timing. The services will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Customers will be provided with a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class, respectively, as well as through check-ins if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or SIA point via Singapore.
Commenting on the launch, SilkAir’s Chief Executive Foo Chai Woo, said: “Colombo is a fitting addition to our network. SilkAir is happy to continually bring our customers to more unique cities in the region, and increased connectivity via Singapore.”
Book flights through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents. Customers who have made advance bookings to fly the Singapore-Colombo route on Singapore Airlines will be re-accommodated on SilkAir’s new services or alternative Singapore Airline services.
MI flight schedule (with effect from 8 April 2017):
|Flight||Routing||Days of operation||Departure (local time)||Arrival (local time)|
|MI428||Singapore - Colombo||Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday||Singapore 8:50am||Colombo 10:05am|
|MI427||Colombo - Singapore||Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday||Colombo 11:30am||Singapore 6pm|