Singapore Airlines’ fleet exclusively consists of widebody aircraft, meaning they can’t serve a lot of smaller markets, both due to a lack of demand, and in many cases due to runway restrictions. As a result they have a subsidiary, SilkAir, which operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and A319/A320 aircraft on some shorter routes.
I flew with SilkAir last year from Singapore to Koh Samui, and had a nice flight. It’s not quite as spectacular of a product as what Singapore offers, but was still really solid. While you can’t redeem miles from Star Alliance carriers on SilkAir (since they’re not a part of the alliance), you can redeem Singapore KrisFlyer miles for travel on them.
To celebrate SilkAir’s 25th anniversary this year, KrisFlyer is offering 50% off roundtrip redemptions in both economy and business class… to many of the destinations they fly to which most of us have probably never heard of. 😉
The promotion is valid for bookings made through May 25, 2014, and for travel through September 30, 2014.
That means through this promotion the following destinations in Indonesia are available for 7,500 KrisFlyer miles roundtrip in economy class or 17,500 KrisFlyer miles roundtrip in business class from Singapore:
- Solo City
Then the following destinations in India are available for 18,500 KrisFlyer miles roundtrip in economy class or 35,500 KrisFlyer miles roundtrip in business class from Singapore:
It’s worth noting that Singapore usually offers a 15% online booking discount, and that discount is incorporated into the 50% discount above, so it’s really only an additional 35% discount.
These definitely aren’t the most popular SilkAir routes, though hopefully this promotion is useful to someone.
If only it also applied to Cebu, Koh Samui, Phnom Penh, Phuket, etc.
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)