SilkAir has announced non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan1 this year. The regional wing of Singapore Airlines will operate four weekly flights to South Korea’s second-largest city commencing 1 May 2019.
This would be SilkAir’s first South Korean city, a milestone that demonstrates its commitment to bringing customers new and exciting destinations in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, no other airline operates scheduled flights between Singapore and Busan.
The new service will be operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which feature both Business and Economy Class cabins. Customers can look forward to a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, complimentary baggage allowance as well as through check-in if they are connecting to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.
“We are pleased to introduce services to Busan, offering customers in Singapore and around the region yet another vibrant and charming destination to explore in our network,” said SilkAir Chief Executive Foo Chai Woo. “For Koreans travelling from Busan, the new route will also offer greater access and connectivity with the SilkAir and Singapore Airlines network in Asia-Pacific and beyond.”
Apart from being famous for natural coastal scenery and local cultural attractions, Busan is a popular vacation getaway for holidaymakers both local and international. Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan is hailed as the summer capital of South Korea with gorgeous beaches such as Haeundae and Gwangalli calling it their home.
Visitors to Busan can enjoy year-round activities in the vibrant and bustling coastal city. Immerse in some culture at the Gamcheon Culture Village (nicknamed ‘Machu Picchu of Busan’) or feast on the freshest seafood at Jagalchi Market (South Korea’s largest seafood market) along with specialty foods such as the Ssiat Hotteok, a sweet Korean-style pancake stuffed with seeds.
1 Subject to regulatory approvals.
2 Subject to regulatory approvals.
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