SilkAir de-links Cairns, Darwin services

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A SilkAir 737-800 at Cairns recently. (Andrew Belczacki)

SilkAir will de-link its twice-weekly Singapore-Darwin-Cairns-Singapore flight MI 822 from May 30 in a move that will see the Singapore Airlines regional subsidiary operate direct services for all of its flights to both Darwin and Cairns.

At present, passengers who opt to fly on either the Monday or Thursday Singapore-Cairns service will have to do a stopover in Darwin. From 30 May, passengers will no longer have to do this stopover in Darwin when they travel from Singapore to Cairns. Currently, direct flights between Singapore and Cairns are only operated on Saturdays,” SilkAir said in a statement on Monday.

“Likewise, passengers flying from Darwin on Mondays and Thursdays currently have to do a stopover in Cairns on the way to Singapore. With the de-linking of flights, they will now be able to fly non-stop from Darwin to Singapore. The airline also flies direct from and to Darwin on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.”

The new schedule will both cut flight times to Singapore and increase capacity into Darwin and Cairns.

New schedule for Cairns from May 30

Flight

Flight Routing

Days of Operation

Departure/Arrival

MI812

Cairns-Singapore

Mon, Thu

Cairns 1240hrs/ Singapore 1710hrs

MI811

Singapore-Cairns

Mon, Thu

Singapore 0140hrs/ Cairns 1025hrs

MI812

Cairns-Singapore

Sat

Cairns 1115hrs/ Singapore 1550hrs

MI811

Singapore-Cairns

Sat

Singapore 0140hrs/  Cairns 1025hrs

New schedule for Darwin from May 30

Flight

Flight Routing

Days of Operation

Departure/ Arrival

MI804

Darwin-Singapore

Tue, Fri

Darwin 0255hrs/ Singapore 0615hrs

MI803

Singapore-Darwin

Mon, Thu

Singapore 1955hrs/ Darwin 0205hrs 

MI802

Darwin- Singapore

Wed, Fri, Sun

Darwin 1550hrs/ Singapore 1900hrs

MI801

Singapore-Darwin

Wed, Fri, Sun

Singapore 0830hrs/ Darwin 1445hrs

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