SilkAir will transfer its services in three places to the budget airline Scoot. The destinations are Pekanbaru in Indonesia, Langkawi in Malaysia, and Kalibo in the Philippines.
SilkAir is the regional operation of Singapore Airlines (SIA). Scoot is also a low-cost subsidiary of the same carrier. So, the transfer of services will maximise the use and management of the aircraft within the SIA Group.
Scoot will take over after SilkAir operates their last services in Kalibo, Pekanbaru, and Langkawi on June 28, May 30, and April 8 this year. SilkAir operates three weekly flights to each destination. Scoot also runs four and three weekly services to Kalibo and Langkawi, respectively. Pekanbaru will be a new addition to the carrier’s network.
The SilkAir Chief Executive, Foo Chai Woo, said that they had taken the decision after reviewing their route operations. According to him, it will optimise their resources and offer the customers more options and convenience.
With the addition of these new services, Scoot’s network will expand to total 18 countries and 66 cities. It will also add two more cities to its itinerary this year – Malaysia’s Kuantan in February and Germany’s capital Berlin in June.
SilkAir will continue operating its other regional operations. It will still run flights to three Malaysian cities, two points in the Philippines, and 10 destinations in Indonesia.