SilkAir launches first flights between Singapore and Busan | Daily News

SilkAir launches first flights between Singapore and Busan

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, launched the first non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan in South Korea.

The inaugural flight, departed Changi International Airport on May 1, to Gimhae International Airport at the following day. The flight duration was 6 hours and 30 minutes.

The Singapore-Busan route will be served four times weekly, departing Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. SilkAir is currently the only airline offering regular services on the route.

The flights are currently operated with SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The launch of the Singapore-Busan route will see the introduction of Korean in-flight cuisine to enable customers to enjoy classic Korean flavours during their flight. Customers can expect popular Korean dishes such as Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), Beef Japchae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles) and Chicken Bulgogi and Kimchi Fried Rice.

To commemorate the inaugural flight, customers were presented with gifts and inaugural flight certificates signed by SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Foo Chai Woo, and the Commander of the flight, Captain Sheldon Rasquinha.

“The launch of Busan flights marks yet another milestone for SilkAir, as it is the first South Korean city in our network,” said Foo.

“We are pleased to be providing greater connectivity for travellers to Korea, as well as for Koreans travelling to Singapore, with connections to the many destinations in the combined SilkAir and Singapore Airlines network.”

Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula, Busan is a destination famous for its natural coastal scenery and local cultural attractions.

Visitors to Busan can enjoy year-round activities in the vibrant and bustling coastal city.



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