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SilkAir to fly Singapore – Busan from May 2019

Award availability is plentiful on new four times weekly flights to South Korea's second largest city

Busan Bridge (Brendan Meachen)

Singapore Airlines’ full-service regional subsidiary SilkAir announced yesterday that it would start non-stop flights from Singapore to Busan, South Korea, in just 10 weeks time.

SilkAir will be the sole airline to fly the Singapore – Busan route, providing a four times weekly connection to the second largest city in South Korea from 1st May 2019.


The schedule

SilkAir will offer overnight service to Busan, departing Singapore shortly after 11pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for a 7am landing in the South Korean city the following morning.

Southbound the Busan to Singapore flight departs at 8am on Tuesdays and 8.30am on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, for early afternoon arrival into Changi on the same day.

From 1st May 2019 (2nd May 2019 from PUS)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
MI876 SIN2315 – PUS0700* 7M8 1·3·56·
MI875 PUS0800 – SIN1415 7M8 ·2·····
MI875 PUS0830 – SIN1415 7M8 ···4·67

* Next day

Flight times clock in at 6 hours 45 minutes from Singapore to Busan, and up to 7 hours 15 minutes from Busan to Singapore, making this one of the longest non-stop flights on the SilkAir network.

Indeed in distance terms the 4,549km route falls just short of the airline’s existing non-stop flights from Singapore to Cairns (5,009km) and Hiroshima (4,737km).


Boeing 737 MAX

The route will be flown using SilkAir’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in a two-class configuration, with 12 Business Class seats and 144 in Economy Class.

SilkAir’s current Business Class seats on the 737 MAX. (Photo:SilkAir)

Wireless in-flight entertainment is available through SilkAir Studio, and in Economy Class all seats feature device holders and USB charging ports.