SINGAPORE - This morning, SilkAir flight MI152 from Singapore touched down at Yogyakarta airport. This is the first of a three times weekly service by the airline.
Departures are on Monday, Friday and Sunday at 8.10am from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2; with the return leg from Yogyakarta's Adisucipto International Airport at 10.15am Indonesian time.
The flights will be operated by the A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class and take under 2.5 hours.
Yogyakarta is be the 45th destination in SilkAir's network, extending the regional wing of Singapore Airline's reach to 12 destinations in Indonesia, the airline said in a statement.
SilkAir's other Indonesian destinations include Balikpapan, Bandung, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Solo, and Surabaya.
Passengers on the first flight to Yogyakarta received a Wayang Kulit bookmark and an inaugural flight certificate personally signed by SilkAir CEO, Mr Leslie Thng and the flight commander.
For the first passengers on the return leg, they received exclusively produced SilkAir notebooks as well as the certificates.
With this latest launch, SilkAir's frequencies to Indonesia will now increase to 70 flights weekly. These new flights connect Yogyakarta with the joint Singapore Airlines - SilkAir network of over 90 cities worldwide via the Singapore hub.