SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, launched its inaugural flight to Kalibo, the third destination for the airline in the Philippines, saying developing new routes is part of the business strategy.
Kalibo comes on the heels on Cebu and Davao and brings to 46 Silkair’s destinations in 12 countries.
The capital of Aklan province, Kalibo is popularly known as the gateway to Boracay Island, one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
“The launch of these direct flights to Kalibo highlights our commitment to the Philippine market,” said Leslie Thng, SilkAir chief executive.
“We’re excited to be connecting our customers to more destinations in the Philippines and are confident that they will be delighted with the ease in which they can now visit yet another unique destination in the region with SilkAir,” Thng added.
The airline operates its Singapore-Kalibo route three times a week – Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays – using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft that houses business and economy class cabins. – VS, GMA News