SilkAir to start Kalibo, Mandalay services

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Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary SilkAir plans to start services to Kalibo in the Philippines and Mandalay in Myanmar.

The carrier will start thrice weekly Singapore-Kalibo-Cebu and Singapore-Yangon-Mandalay services on 27 May and 10 June respectively, using Airbus A320 family aircraft, it says.

Starting 30 March, the airline will raise frequencies on four routes, while reducing frequencies on five services.

The Singapore-Darwin and Singapore-Palembang frequencies will be increased from four to five times weekly, while the Singapore-Balikpapan service will be operated daily, up from six times weekly. Its Singapore-Phuket frequency will see an increase of five times weekly, from 30 to 35 times weekly.

SilkAir will reduce the Singapore-Medan frequency from 21 to 19 times a week, with the Singapore-Hyderabad and Singapore-Kochi services to be cut from 10 to nine times weekly. On the Singapore-Visakhapatnam and Singapore-Pekanbaru routes, frequencies will be reduced from four to three times a week.

Flightglobal’s FlightMaps Analytics shows that SilkAir will compete with Tigerair Philippines on the Singapore-Kalibo route.