SilkAir launches Singapore-Busan connection

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SilkAir – the regional wing of Singapore Airlines – has launched the first non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan in South Korea.

The inaugural flight, MI876, departed Changi International Airport yesterday (1 May) at 23.37h (SIN time) and arrived at Gimhae International Airport at 07.07h (Korea time) the following day. The flight duration was six hours and 30 minutes.

The Singapore-Busan route will be served four times weekly, departing Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. SilkAir is currently the only airline offering regular services on the route. The flights are currently operated with SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

SilkAir’s chief executive, Foo Chai Woo said: “The launch of Busan flights marks yet another milestone for SilkAir, as it is the first South Korean city in our network.

“We are pleased to be providing greater connectivity for travellers to Korea, as well as for Koreans travelling to Singapore, with connections to the many destinations in the combined SilkAir and Singapore Airlines network.”