SilkAir to reinstate flights to 27 cities in June, July

New Indian Express has announced Singapore Airlines subsidiary, SilkAir, serving regional routes, will reinstate 27 flights in June, July while increasing the number of destinations as the aviation industry is opening up for the travellers after the COVID-19 induced travel restrictions, the news source said.

Scheduled flight services would include Adelaide, Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Cebu, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Medan, Melbourne and Osaka, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) said in a statement on Monday.

The airline will be flying to 27 cities in June and July, up from the 15 that had been earlier announced for June, the Straits Times reported.

The national carrier had announced in March that it would cut 96 per cent of its capacity and ground 138 planes from SIA and SilkAir, out of a total fleet of 147, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has sunk the demand for air travel globally.

With the reinstated flights, the SIA has cut about 94 per cent of the passenger capacity originally scheduled for June and July, it said.