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Silk Air

Silk air is an ancillary of Singapore Airlines and is situated in Singapore. The flight takes off from Singapore to about 25 cities in South Asia , Southeast Asia and China. Out of 49 small pull targets, it serves about 25 in the Singapore Airlines group.

As the local division of Singapore Airlines, Silk air is attached to Singapore Airline’s international system by increasing new goals in Asia through allocation of local associations using Singapore as a travel center.

It was the first Asian transporter which provides handheld moveable video on order in the form of the digEplayer 5500 for the entertainment of people and is available on the flights to India and China . Silk air operates 13 aircraft such as:-

  • Five A319s like 106 Economy Class and 12 Business Class
  • Eight A320s like 126 Economy Class and 16 Business Class


The airline had its origin as a local air license company in the shape of Tradewinds Charters at its creation in the year 1976 and make use of planes mainly chartered from parent Singapore Airlines. Planned services were established when it chartered McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airplanes. A chief promoting repair was done in the year 1991 offering the airline its current name and operating new Boeing 737-300s. In the middle of 1990s, two aircrafts were launched named as Airbus A310-200. In the year 2005, Silkair’s fleet was established which was a blend of Airbus A319s and Airbus A320s.

Incidents and Accidents

Silk Air Flight 185 was taken off from Jakarta to Singapore by the pilot named as Captain Tsu Way Ming and fallen into the Musi River in Sumatra on 19 th December, 1997 and about 104 people were killed on the board.

Silk Air Destinations

The catalog of airports that Silk air takes off apart from code-shared destinations are:-

East Asia

China and People’s state of

  • Kunming
  • Xiamen
  • Chengdu
  • Shenzhen
  • Chongqing

Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
  • Lombok
  • Solo
  • Balikpapan
  • Medan
  • Palembang
  • Manado
  • Surabaya


  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh


  • Davao
  • Cebu

Silk Air Fleet

The fleet of Silk air includes two aircrafts with a standard age of 5 years and 3 months:-

  • Eight Airbus A320 to 200
  • Five Airbus A319 to 100

Silk Air Code-share partners

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Mandala Airlines
  • Air India
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia

The flight of Silk Air system consists of both business and tourist routes. Silk air saves the money and time of the passengers. This subsidiary has obtained 12 awards in the last 11 years for its excellent services.

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