SilkAir is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, operating regular passenger flights from Singapore to more than 31 destinations in Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. Operating as regional wing of Singapore Airlines, the company started as a tour and travel company in 1975 under the name Tradewinds Pvt Ltd. The airline was launched in 1989 as Tradewind and named SilkAir in 1992. Dedicated to safety, reliability and affordability, SilkAir is listed in the Singapore stock market and has been a profitable pick for investors so far. It has a four star rating from Skytrax.
SilkAir has a young fleet of aircrafts with an average age of 5.5 years. It has a total of 16 aircraft, ten Airbus A320-200 and six Airbus A319-100.
SilkAir was voted the Best Regional Airline: Southeast Asia by Skytrax in 2009. In 2008, it has won the Best Regional Airline by TTG Asia Travel Awards. In the past, the airline has won many awards and accolades from TTG, Conde Nast Travelers, Travel + Leisure, and Singapore Tourism Board.
SilkAir flies to important business and leisure destinations in Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. Its major destinations are India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
On The Ground
SilkAir business class passengers have access to the airport lounge, which are befitted with all the necessary amenities.
Cabin & Seats
There are only two classes of cabins available on all SilkAir flights - business class and economy class. Comfortable seats on all SilkAir flights allow passengers to sit easily for long hours. Ergonomically designed seats with pleasant ambience helps each passenger to loosen up and unwind. Each seat has a adjustable headrest and generous legroom. Business class seats have leather upholstery to provide extra comfort.
Apart from offering local delights such as Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, mee siam, mee rebus and wonton noodle, SilkAir serves its customers carefully-selected regional cuisines as well. Passengers with special requests must specify orders well in advance.
SilkAir offers a wide variety of duty free items ranging from perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewelery to toys in its SkyShop catalogue. Passengers may purchase gifts for themselves and their loved.
SilkAir has become one of the most sought after airlines with its featured in-flight entertainment programs. It broadcasts short stories, documentaries and short features for the entertainment of passengers throughout their journey. It has recently launced 'Booklovers on Board' program, which offers a selection of short story books on board for the reading pleasure of passengers. These titles are recommended by the Singapore National Library Board as part of its nationwide READ! Singapore campaign.
Frequent Flyer Reward
KrisFlyer is a loyalty program designed for regular clients of SilkAir. Passengers can earn KrisFlyer miles on each service or product that they purchase from Silkair or its allied partner Singapore Airlines. The miles accumulated can be further used to buy air tickets or associated products and services from the company.
SilkAir and ixigo
ixigo.com's association with SilkAir allows fliers to receive quick information on the available SilkAir flights and book directly on SilkAir website at the best prices. ixigo.com searches flight availability and fares in real time once the flier launches search after entering his/her travel date(s) and destination. To add a dash of fun, there is a smooth slider bar that allows one to choose flights at convenient timings. What's more, all these world class tools are available for free, making ixigo.com a great site to search and book SilkAir flights. Consumers benefit while booking SilkAir flights through ixigo because they can compare all airlines' prices on a single platform while being assured that the prices they are getting are the exact prices being displayed by SilkAir on its own site.