9 MAY 2016
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Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary, SilkAir, is planning to launch two new destinations, Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos, later this year.
The new flights will mean the two carriers between them will fly to all countries within South-East Asia.
The thrice-weekly flights start on 31 October 2016, subject to approval, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
They will follow a circular route from Singapore to Vientiane, then Luang Prabang before returning to Singapore.
The development brings the number of Silk Air destinations to 51 in 14 countries, including Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.
The new services will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring Business Class and Economy Class cabins.
Facilities include in-flight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio and baggage allowance of 40kg in Business and 30kg in Economy, plus through-check-in for connections to or from another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines point via Singapore.
Silk Air chief executive Leslie Thng said: “We believe the new service has great potential, as more travellers turn their interest to South-East Asia and destinations such as Laos.” www.silkair.com
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