SilkAir to Fly to Yogyakarta

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will launch direct air services between Singapore and Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 25 November 2013, increasing its Indonesian network to 12 destinations.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the flights will operate three times weekly on Monday, Friday and Sunday. The new services will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.

“Yogyakarta will be the 12th destination in SilkAir’s Indonesian network. This comes right after our launch to Semarang and Makassar on 29 July and 1 August respectively and reinforces our strong commitment to increase connectivity between Indonesia and Singapore. As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir is well placed to develop the rising demand of air travel in this important Indonesian market,” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng.

As the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Yogyakarta is a center for classical Javanese culture and fine art. With the world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples in close proximity, Yogyakarta offers a variety of natural attractions and sightseeing opportunities within and beyond the city.

SilkAir first began operations to Indonesia in August 1992 and has steadily strengthened its network over the years. SilkAir currently serves 11 Indonesian destinations, namely Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Manado, Makassar, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo and Surabaya.

With the new destination launch, SilkAir’s frequencies to Indonesia will increase to 70 flights weekly.

The new Yogyakarta services are conveniently connected via Singapore with the rest of the more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.

For more information on SilkAir, including the destinations and services, please visit

Detailed flight schedules to Yogyakarta are as follows*:

Singapore – Yogyakarta Services from 25 November 2013

Flights to Yogyakarta (JOG)

Flight Number Day of Operation Departure* Arrival*
MI152 Monday, Friday, Sunday SIN 0810hrs JOG 0930hrs

Flights to Singapore (SIN)

Flight Number Day of Operation Departure* Arrival*
MI151 Monday, Friday, Sunday JOG 1015hrs SIN 1330hrs

* All times local, schedules are subject to government approval.

About SilkAir
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir operates the Singapore Airlines Group’s narrowbody fleet and extends the Group network by seeding and developing new, exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.

The airline took to the skies in February 1989 as Tradewinds the Airline, before evolving into SilkAir in 1992. In its early days, the airline catered to passengers holidaying in exotic destinations in the region, including Phuket and Tioman. As the carrier developed, regional business destinations such as Phnom Penh, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur were added.

Today, the full service airline operates more than 300 weekly flights to 44 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Hanoi (June 2012), Visakhapatnam (October 2012), Semarang (July 2013) and Makassar (August 2013). The airline currently has a fleet of 23 Airbus aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 17 A320s. In August 2012, the airline announced the largest order in its history of up to 68 Boeing 737 aircraft, with firm orders comprising 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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