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Photograph: SilkAir Phuket, Thailand. January 11, 2019. SilkAir Boeing 737-800 Reg.9V-MGP over Mai Kao Beach on Short Final Approach for Landing at Phuket International Airport with Blue Sky.

SilkAir has officially merged with Singapore Airlines

News of merger has been up in the air since 2018, but it has been made official on January 28

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita

It's official: SilkAir has ceased its operations and merged with Singapore Airlines. In a post on SilkAir's Facebook page on January 28, the regional airline announced that it will continue its journey as Singapore Airlines. News of merger has been up in the air – pun intended – since 2018, but it has just been made official. The move marks the end of 30 years of SilkAir as a separate, regional wing of Singapore Airlines. 

SilkAir’s 9 Boeing 737-800 aircraft will get a glow-up with a freshly painted livery and newly upholstered seats. The cabin crew will also be dressed in Singapore Airlines' iconic sarong kebaya. 

The menus have also been given an upgrade. Meals created by Singapore Airlines' team of chefs are now made available on even more routes following the merger. And if you are travelling on Business Class, the meal includes fruits and cheese on flights more than 3.5 hours long, and the iconic satay canape during lunch and dinner service on flights more than five hours long.

Every passenger can also pair their meal with a glass of wine. Business Class passengers can choose from some of the finest red, white and champagne labels specially selected from Singapore Airlines' award-winning cellar. 

"For over 30 years, SilkAir has been the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, flying to over 40 destinations in Asia Pacific, and favoured for its friendly service and promise to make every journey a joy to fly," a statement on Singapore Airlines' website said. "As we take to the skies in the Singapore Airlines livery, and embark on our transition journey, we are also elevating our promise—so you can enjoy a world-class experience, no matter how short your journey." 

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