SilkAir routes to be transfered to Scoot Airways ahead of merger with Singapore Airlines
Scoot, a Low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines will be taking over SilkAir’s routes over the next two years.
SilkAir, A Full Service carrier(FSC) run by Singapore Airlines will soon be merged into the parent airline, and the existing routes will be transfered to the low cost wing of the Singapore Airlines, The Scoot.
The changes will be taken place between April 2019 and June 2020.
SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong said:
“We are now at the half-way mark in our three-year transformation programme, and today’s announcement represents another significant development. The route review will strengthen the SIA Group for the long term, with the right vehicles in our portfolio of airlines deployed to the right markets.
In addition, Scoot’s fleet will be expanded with the transfer of 14 Boeing 737-800s from SilkAir.
The existing A319s and A320s with the SilkAir will be Phased out, the New Boeing 737-MAX8 aircrafts will be refitted with new lie-flat seats in Business Class, and the installation of seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both Business Class and Economy Class.
Meanwhile Scoot will be cancelling its Honolulu flight from June 2019, sighting less occupancy. And SilkAir will be converting its Mandalay flight
The following routes will be transfered
From SilkAir to Scoot
• Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, from April 2019
• Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 and October 2019
• Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June 2019
• Chiang Mai in Thailand, in October 2019
• Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, in December 2019
• Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, between May 2020 and July 2020
From Scoot to SIA (Both are existing SIA destinations):
• Bengaluru and Chennai in India, in May 2019 and May 2020
From Scoot to SilkAir (Both are existing SilkAir destinations)
• Shenzhen in China, from June 2019
• Kochi in India, from October 2019