SilkAir will start direct flights between Singapore and Hiroshima, a popular tourist city in south Japan, on October 30.
The regional wing of Singapore Airlines will operate three return services weekly, on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, it announced in a media statement today.
Covering the route will be SilkAir's Boeing 737-800 planes which offer both business and economy class cabins.
Passengers can look forward to a full-service experience, including in-flight meals, wireless in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, and baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for business and economy class customers respectively.
Mr. Foo Chai Woo, Chief Executive of SilkAir, said: "SilkAir is proud to be offering the only non-stop flights between Hiroshima and Singapore, and we are confident that we can serve the demand from both cities. Hiroshima has been popular with Singaporeans, due to its historical significance, good weather and proximity to various attractions in neighbouring cities.
Japanese travelling to Singapore will find the route more convenient for them to connect to the other Southeast Asian destinations that SilkAir serves.
With the addition of the Singapore-Hiroshima route, the combined Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network will cover a total of six Japanese cities. It will also add to the number of destinations in SilkAir's network to 54 in 16 countries.
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