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SilkAir adds Penang flights from October

SilkAir will add its sixth route next month, with twice-weekly flights from Singapore to Penang in Malaysia

Back in April 2020 all four airlines in Singapore had cut back their passenger flight schedules to a complete bare bones timetable, with very limited destinations and service frequencies offered. SilkAir was no exception, retaining a single route with a once weekly flight through all of April and May 2020.

The carrier was even more harshly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak than its parent Singapore Airlines, seeing a sharper nosedive in flights from mid-March 2020, subsequently operating only eight of its usual 3,600+ services the following month.

SilkAir, which is in the process of being fully merged into SIA’s mainline operation, has added very few passenger services in the meantime with a current network of only five cities – just 2.5% of its pre-COVID capacity by flight volumes.


Penang flights added

Some good news for SilkAir is that the carrier will restart operating twice weekly flights to and from Penang in Malaysia from 25th October 2020.

SilkAir is returning to Penang for the first time since March 2020. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Here’s how the schedule looks:

(from 25 Oct)
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