SilkAir to fly Singapore to Samui

18 Jul 2011

Regional carrier SilkAir has announced that it will begin operating a thrice-weekly service between Singapore and Koh Samui. The service is scheduled to commence on 27 September, just prior to the onset of Samui’s peak tourism season, and will offer visitors an alternate gateway to this popular Thai holiday island.

SilkAir will use Airbus A319s on the new route which will offer passengers a choice of economy and business classes. Return flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and the airline says it believes that Singaporean residents and Western tourists will be attracted by the convenience of the route and the carrier’s reputation for premium service.  

Currently, most international air travellers heading directly to Samui transit at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and then board a Bangkok Airways service to the southern Thai island. Bangkok Airways also already runs daily Koh Samui to Singapore services.

Bangkok Airways and SilkAir will now code-share all Singapore-Koh Samui flights. The new destination for SilkAir is the airline’s third in Thailand and follows Phuket and Chiang Mai, which it also code-shares with Bangkok Airways.  

SilkAir is based at Changi Airport in Singapore and is the regional arm of the island state’s national carrier, Singapore Airlines. Holidaymakers leaving Samui for Singapore can take advantage of SilkAir’s comprehensive Asian flight network for onward travel as it flies from Changi to numerous locations which include Lombok, Kathmandu and Chengdu.

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