SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX 8 Arrival For New Destination Hiroshima Japan

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines proud presents the arrival of its new aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8. As Asia’s most awarded regional airline, the new SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX 8 promises to offer you an enhanced onboard experience while at the same time ensuring a comfortable and pleasant flight. The first new destination the MAX 8 will fly to is Hiroshima, Japan, with the inaugural flight taking place on 30 Oct 2017. With a return flight service to run three times a week, this route will also be the only nonstop service between Hiroshima & Singapore, providing greater connectivity from Japan to Singapore as well as to the rest of the region.

The MAX 8 aircraft will feature an enhanced Business Class, with a new seat configuration of 156 seats – 12 Business Class seats and 144 Economy Class seats.

Economy Class seats, which will now come in both aqua and light grey, have been refined to showcase a sleeker and more ergonomic design.  The Business Class cabin will also feature thoughtful refinements such as enhanced personal space with a 25% increase in seat pitch (39” to 49”) as well as additional seat recline (8” to 12”) for added comfort.

For greater convenience, seats in Economy Class are also fitted with seat-back tablet and phone holders and are accompanied by personal in-seat USB charging ports.

These new seats will also feature a convenient side pocket for easily accessible personal storage, as well as a USB and 3-pin charging port to keep devices fully charged throughout the flight.

To top off the experience, folks in Business Class can also look forward to indulging in gourmet coffee from the world-renowned illycaffè, brewed freshly on-board. 

With these new enhancements, folks onboard the MAX 8 can be assured of uninterrupted, hands-free comfort when enjoying SilkAir’s signature in-flight entertainment service, SilkAir Studio. The entertainment service has also been upgraded to ensure that the latest entertainment options are available. It now offers more than 100 exciting blockbuster hits, Hollywood and international movies, 40 television shows as well as chart-topping music.

Overall, you will be greeted by a refreshed cabin look and feel on the new MAX 8 aircraft. Designed to create a more relaxing atmosphere on-board, the MAX 8’s Boeing Sky Interior highlights new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals and also features LED lighting which further elevates the sense of spaciousness.

The first new destination of the brand new MAX 8 will be Hiroshima, Japan, with the inaugural flight taking place on 30 October 2017. This marks the first Japanese destination that SilkAir has added to its network. With a return flight service to run three times a week, this route will also be the only nonstop service between Hiroshima and Singapore, providing travellers greater connectivity from Japan to Singapore, as well as to the rest of the region. This new route will also see the introduction of Japanese cuisine so you can enjoy authentic Japanese flavours in dishes such as chicken curry don, mixed flavoured rice with Tsukune chicken balls and Omu rice.

Two more MAX 8s are expected to be delivered by the end of the year, with another 34 on order. Other than the newly introduced destination of Hiroshima, all MAX 8 aircraft will also be deployed to other longer haul destinations in the network including Cairns, Darwin, Kathmandu, Hyderabad and Bangalore. 

To celebrate the launch of the new aircraft with consumers, SilkAir has created a dedicated MAX 8 microsite where you can learn more about the aircraft, SilkAir destinations and also stand a chance to win flights on the brand new fleet of MAX 8 aircraft by participating in online mini-games.

It’s time to consider a year-end holiday to Hiroshima on Asia’s most awarded regional airline!

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