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Poll: Silkair, Jetstar Asia Or Tiger Airways?

Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:05 pm

These 3 airlines are competing fiercely in the regional network in Asia, from their base in Singapore. Details of the airlines are as follows.

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I would not choose Silkair for very short flights such as KUL or PEN, as taking a flight on LCCs like 3K or TR can be much cheaper even with the emergency row seat selection fee taken into account. However for monopoly routes, I might choose Silkair for a direct link from Singapore. As for Business Class, it is definitely out of the question for Silkair as it does not provide much onboard, except for better food and larger seats. Probably with a PTV thrown in, it's worst considering? What are your opinions?
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RE: Poll: Silkair, Jetstar Asia Or Tiger Airways?

Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:10 pm

Well of the 3 I've flown Silk, and tough it was fine for short hops.

Its direct affiliation with SIA obviously provides it certain level of traffic. I see the carrier as more a marketing arm of SIA and operating more leisure or LCC routes that would not be possible with SIA own equipment. Also being two class, and with complimentary meals would not consider Silk a traditional LCC by any means.
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RE: Poll: Silkair, Jetstar Asia Or Tiger Airways?

Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:27 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):

Its direct affiliation with SIA obviously provides it certain level of traffic. I see the carrier as more a marketing arm of SIA and operating more leisure or LCC routes that would not be possible with SIA own equipment.

Yup, I guess thats why Silkair is born. Would not make sense if a B777 is flown into places like REP. I guess SIA transiting passengers will take MI, since it can all be booked in 1 ticket and you can redeem FF mileage.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Also being two class, and with complimentary meals would not consider Silk a traditional LCC by any means.

I do not consider them as an LCC, just that they are the 3 major regional competitors in Singapore. When travelling to most regional destinations at least one of them is available.
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