Singapore Airlines is boosting its Indonesia services from July by introducing a daily flight to Surabaya, along with increasing service frequency to the capital Jakarta and the resort island of Bali.
From July 26, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will take over one of two daily Singapore-Surabaya flights currently operated by regional subsidiary SilkAir.
Surabaya is the second-largest city in Indonesia and the capital of East Java.
SIA will operate 285-seat Airbus A330-300 widebodies on its daily Surabaya flights, increasing combined SIA and SilkAir capacity on the route by 48 per cent.
Singapore Airlines’ schedule for the Singapore-Surabaya route will see flight SQ930 leave Singapore Changi International Airport (IATA code SIN) at 7:50 a.m. from July 26 and land at Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport (SUB) at 9:10 a.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight SQ931 will depart SUB at 10:30 a.m. and touch down again at SIN at 1:35 p.m. local time.
Also on July 26, SIA will introduce a ninth daily service to Jakarta and will add a fourth daily service to Denpasar, the largest city on Bali.
SIA’s new Jakarta flight, SQ964 (also operated by an A330-300) will push back from the gate at SIN at 4:25 p.m. daily and arrive at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) at 5:10 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight SQ965 will begin taxiing at CGK at 6:10 p.m. and reach SIN at 8:45 p.m.
The carrier’s new Bali flight, SQ940 ‒ operated by a 323-seat Boeing 777-200 ‒ will leave SIN at 7:00 a.m. and touch down at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) at 9:35 a.m. Both airports are in the same time zone.
In the other direction, flight SQ949 (which will operate from July 25) will depart DPS at 9:45 p.m. and land at SIN at 12:15 a.m.
SIA already operates 56 weekly Jakarta flights – more than to any other destination in its network ‒ and 21 weekly Denpasar flights. SilkAir currently operates 60 weekly fights to nine Indonesian destinations, and in July and August will launch services to two more Indonesian cities, Semarang and Makassar.
“The Indonesian economy is growing and this has increased demand for both business and leisure travel,” says Lee Wen Fen, SIA’s acting senior vice president marketing planning.
“Indonesia is an especially important market for the SIA Group, as demonstrated by SIA’s new services to Surabaya, our additional flights to Bali and Jakarta, and SilkAir’s new services to Semarang and Makassar,” adds Lee.