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Singapore Airlines to offer flights to Phuket next month

Caitlin Ashworth

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PHOTO: Not a Boeing 737, which Singapore Airlines intend to use for the service - Martin Widenka for Unsplash

Singapore Airlines plans to offer flights to Phuket starting on March 4. Singapore-Phuket flights operated on the B737-800 aircraft which have 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats.

The new route follows a merger with the airline’s subsidiarity Silk Air. The Silk Air routes will progressively be transferred and 9 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will be reassigned to Singapore Airlines.

SilkAir has been a regional wing of SIA for more than 30 years and has offered flights to 40 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The merger was confirmed back in 2018 and the integration into Singapore Airlines started on January 28. Full integration is scheduled to be completed within 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong, says integrating with SilkAir supports the company’s growth.

“Integrating SilkAir with SIA also allows us to be flexible in aircraft deployment, and supports our fleet and network growth strategy.”

The airline has reported its intention to fly into Phuket whilst there have been no official announcements from Phuket officials about the re-opening of the Phuket International Airport terminal since it was closed to schedule international flights in April 2020.

SOURCE: Phuket News

 

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11 Comments

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    sam thompson

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Any information re: requirements and quarantine would be both releveant and useful

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      Nipral

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      I am afraid none knows, in particular the government.

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    Albert Zweistein

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Not a boeing 737, obviously it is an Airbus 380. Soon out of production.

    • The Thaiger

      The Thaiger

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:36 am

      As mentioned in the caption

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    Patrick Nouvel

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Premature ejaculation of news since even the Thaï government doesnt know how to fly in the fog. Till quarantine under rule order, SG airline better hire only some windsurfs to carry a few visitors coming in.

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    Covid22

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Singapore is a light pink zone so we know what they have to do when they arrive. But a good story would say what those poor Singaporeans have to do when they return.

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    Kalim

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    I hope Singapore air are not just going to fly empty planes to get around refunds?
    As I have a flight booked with them in the end of June to Phuket.

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    A Lu

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Dear Sirs
    I want to make the distance from all negatives comments, I think it very good news for Phuket, maybe 4 of march will be not possible, but we see to start an open window for the future, I would like to thanks Singapore airlines and I hope they soon will start to give a great service to all comunities all over the world.
    Thank you SIA

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    Mr cynic

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:40 am

    Very nice picture of a white elephant taking off,probably on its way to a scrap yard.would appear Mr boeing was right on this one.

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    Kalim

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Singapore air just told me that Phuket is open, but only letting in people from certain countries?

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    brian mc

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    phase 2 of flights to nowhere?

    I note it doesn’t mention offering any flights out, only in.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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