SilkAir to launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Hiroshima

SilkAir aircrafts seen at Changi Airport Terminal 2.

SINGAPORE - The regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Japan's Hiroshima this year.

The service, which commences on Oct 30, will run three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, SilkAir said in media release on Tuesday (May 30).

The airline said the service will be operated with SilkAir's fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which features both Business and Economy class cabins.

"Hiroshima has been popular with Singaporeans, due to its historical significance, good weather and proximity to various attractions in neighbouring cities," said Mr Foo Chai Woo, chief executive officer of SilkAir.

He added: "We are also hopeful that the Japanese travelling to Singapore from Hiroshima will find this route more convenient especially for connecting to the other South-east Asian destinations that SilkAir serves."

With the launch of Hiroshima, the combined Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network will now serve a total of six Japanese cities, SilkAir said.

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