SilkAir to Offer Preferred Seat Selection

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, now offers customers travelling on Economy Class the choice of securing a Preferred Seat, which are located in exit rows.

These preferred seats are available for purchase during the seat selection phase when customers make their bookings on Customers can purchase a Preferred Seat on any time before check-in opens (48 hours before flight departure) by simply retrieving their bookings on This will be available to customers who make purchases directly from the airline or through their travel agents. Alternatively, customers can also make a purchase by calling their local SilkAir office.

Offering more legroom to customers, these Preferred Seats are open for advance selection for a fee of USD 40 for flights to and from China, India, Australia, Nepal and USD 20 for flights to and from all other SilkAir destinations. This new option will be on a first come, first serve basis, subject to terms and conditions.


For seats located in the exit rows, SilkAir requires as part of our commitment to the safety of our customers, that those who select and occupy these seats must meet mandatory safety conditions. These requisites which strictly comply with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s flight safety guidelines, require that these customers must:

o  Be at least 15 years of age at the commencement of the journey.

o  Be fully able-bodied and capable of opening the exit doors and moving quickly or reaching and passing through the adjacent emergency exit. Persons with reduced mobility or any disability, whether profound or partial, and persons using portable oxygen or any other medical equipment are ineligible because they may endanger themselves or others.

o  Be able to follow the safety instructions in English.

o  Be in good health at the time of check-in, boarding, and during the flight.

o  Not carrying infants or using an infant seat belt.

o  Not pregnant.

o  Not under the influence of any intoxicating substance at check-in, boarding, and during the flight.

o  Not requiring an extension seat belt because of large body size.

For more information on Preferred Seat Selection and the terms and conditions in the purchase of Preferred Seats, please visit

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 350 weekly flights to 48 destinations in 12 countries. Recent additions to the network include Kalibo (May 2014), Mandalay (June 2014) and Hangzhou (June 2014). The airline currently has a fleet of 26 aircraft, comprising 6 A319s and 16 A320s and 4 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. 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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