SIA (Singapore Airlines) takes over Silkair’s Busan services with effect from 28th October 2019, increasing seat capacity by 76%. The change has been made to meet growing travel demand on the route. SIA will operate flights to Busan four times per week, maintaining SilkAir’s current flight frequency, subject to regulatory approval.
SIA’s Busan Services
The route will be served with SIA’s 285-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft, offering 30 Business Class and 255 Economy seats. These aircraft accommodate up to 123 more passengers per flight than SilkAir’s 162-seat Boeing 737-800s currently serving the route.
…. Demand for SilkAir’s Busan flights since the launch of the route on 1st May 2019 has been very encouraging, and it has proven to be another popular gateway into South Korea, complementing SIA’s services to Seoul. We look forward to helping further grow travel to and from South Korea with the increase in capacity that SIA’s larger aircraft can provide on the route. Tan Kai Ping, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning
The Singapore Airlines Group also operates a total of 31 weekly flights to Seoul in South Korea, through SIA and low-cost subsidiary Scoot. These services are in addition to the Busan services.
Sales for SIA’s new Busan flights are now available on the Singapore Airlines website. Customers with existing bookings on SilkAir’s Busan flights on and after 28t October 2019 will be re-accommodated on SIA’s flights.
(28th October 2019 – 29th March 2020)
|Flight||Route||Departure||Arrival||Days of Operation|
|SQ 616||Singapore – Busan||23:10 (11.10pm)||06:35 (6.35am) + 1||Monday, Friday, Saturday|
|SQ 615||Busan – Singapore||08:00 (8am)||13:25 (1.25pm)||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|SQ 616||Singapore – Busan||23:10 (11.10pm)||06:30 (6.30am) + 1||Wednesday|
|SQ 615||Busan – Singapore||08:10 (8.10am)||13:25 (1.25pm)||Sunday|
*All times local