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SILKAIR, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be taking over two of the flagship carrier's services to Colombo next April as the SIA group further consolidates resources.
It said in a release on Wednesday morning that starting April 8, 2017, it will will operate three flights per week to the Sri Lankan commercial capital. This means that it will take over SIA's SQ466/SQ467 service, thus extending the SilkAir network to 53 destinations across 15 countries.
The new SilkAir 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.
They 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.
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," said the release.