SilkAir And Singapore Airlines Merger Has Finally Happened

SilkAir And Singapore Airlines Are Officially Singapore’s Newest Item

The subsidiary carrier has finally merged with Singapore Airlines after announcements were made last year.

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On 28 January 2021, SIA’s subsidiary carrier SilkAir has merged with Singapore Airlines to function under one airline. This merger has been a long time coming and will help to streamline its operations in the long haul. SilkAir has been the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, flying to cover 40 destinations in Asia Pacific. 

Singapore Airline’s CEO Goh Choon Phong shared, “Integrating Silkair with SIA also allows us to be nimble and flexible in aircraft deployment, and supports our fleet and network growth strategy.”

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Member benefits 

Previously, the only Elite Members who were able to receive priority treatment on SilkAir flights were Krisflyer Gold/PPS/Solitaire members. This merger would hence be a boost for existing members, as Star Alliance elite members can receive the same benefits as Singapore Airlines and other full member carriers. 

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Although travelling has taken a backseat, news of SilkAir and Singapore Airlines merger makes us look forward to the next time we can travel again!

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Sarah strongly believes that much like sunflowers, she draws her energy from basking in the sunshine. She believes that detours, chance encounters and stories shared by strangers at a bus stop are part of what makes adventure beautiful. Apart from being a sports enthusiast (current fix: Muay Thai), Sarah enjoys soaking up the afternoon sun with a book in hand.


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