SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Hiroshima, Japan, this year. Commencing 30 October 2017, this return flight service will run three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The addition of Hiroshima and Japan to SilkAir’s route network marks a significant milestone for the airline and demonstrates its continuous commitment to bring customers new and exciting destinations.
The new service to Hiroshima will be operated with SilkAir’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which features both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers can look forward to a full- service experience, including in-flight meals; wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio; baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class passengers respectively; as well as through check-in if they are connecting to, or from, another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.
With the launch of Hiroshima, the combined Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network will serve a total of six Japanese cities1. The number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network will increase to 54 destinations in 16 countries2.
In addition, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir customers can make convenient connections from Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Samui to Singapore and connect onward to Hiroshima. Singapore Airlines currently operates six daily flights between Bangkok and Singapore while SilkAir serves Singapore with five weekly flights from Chiang Mai, 35 weekly flights from Phuket and 14 weekly flights from Koh Samui3.
Details of the flight schedules are as follows4 (all times stated are local):