Busan is the latest addition to SilkAir’s network. Their inaugural flight MI876 between Singapore and Busan in South Korea left Singapore on 1st May 2019. The new non-stop service using SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, has a flight duration of 6 hours and 30 minutes. This four times weekly service departs Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, returning to Singapore the following morning.
Busan is popular with both Koreans and overseas visitors as a tourist destination. Sited at the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula, Busan offers visitors natural coastal scenery and local cultural attractions. Busan is fittingly called the summer capital of South Korea, thanks to beautiful beaches at Haeundae and Gwangalli.
However, this vibrant and bustling coastal city offers year-round activities for visitors to enjoy. Get a taste of Busan’s local culture at Gamcheon Culture Village with its vibrant murals and painted houses set on the foothills of a coastal mountain. The colourful village has earned itself the nickname of “the Machu Picchu of Busan”.
Foodies are well catered for, especially those who love seafood as Busan is home to South Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi Market. Enjoy Busan’s specialty foods such as the Ssiat Hotteok, a sweet Korean-style pancake stuffed with seeds, brown sugar, honey and peanuts.
SilkAir offerings on this service
SilkAir is currently the only airline offering regular services on the route. As a full-service airline, tickets include in-flight meals, wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, complimentary baggage allowance and connecting check-in for SilkAir or Singapore Airlines passengers through Singapore.
In-flight meals on the Singapore-Busan route will introduce passengers to classic Korean flavours including Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), Beef Japchae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles) with Chicken Bulgogi and Kimchi Fried Rice.
…. The launch of Busan flights marks yet another milestone for SilkAir, as it is the first South Korean city in our network. SilkAir CEO, Foo Chai Woo