SilkAir staff handed out gifts for passengers on the first flight from Singapore to Yogyakarta on Monday 25 November. In Yogyakarta, traditional dancers welcomed the airline’s first arrival at Adi Sucipto International Airport. The route will be operated thrice-weekly, and compete against daily offerings from Indonesia AirAsia and Tigerair Singapore.
SilkAir’s first flight to Yogyakarta touched down on Monday 25 November and was celebrated by: General Manager Indonesia (SilkAir); Chef Executive SilkAir; Head of Yogyakarta Provincial Tourism Authority of Indonesia; Manager Regional Office (SilkAir); and Head of Public Affairs (SilkAir).
- SilkAir has made Yogyakarta (JOG) its 12th destination in Indonesia, with the launch on 25 November of thrice-weekly flights from Singapore (SIN) on the 1,240-kilometre route. A mix of A319s and A320s will be used on the route. “We chose Yogyakarta because it’s a tourism destination with potential for high passenger volume,” said SilkAir chief executive Leslie Thng who was on Monday’s maiden flight. As a tourism destination, Yogyakarta has incredible attractions for visitors from various countries. Among the tourist attractions are Borobudur and Prambanan temples designated by UNESCO as world heritage sites. The route is already served by Indonesia AirAsia and Tigerair Singapore, both operating daily flights.