SilkAir, the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines will operate direct flights to Semarang from Singapore beginning July 29, 2013. Semarang is the capital of Central Java and one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Indonesia.
The airline announced that it will fly Airbus 319 and A320 aircrafts thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Singapore-Semarang route. These planes will be available for both business class seats as well as economy class passengers.
This flight is set to benefit those tourists who do not wish to stop in Jakarta to board a transit flight to the city.
Passengers who wish to explore the riches of Semarang like the Borobudur temple, diving destination of Karimunjawa and other cities on the island can now book cheap airfares with the carrier.
The airline also has plans to start direct flights from Singapore to Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi from August 1, 2013. SilkAir operates out of its hub at Singapore Changi Airport.