Aviation roundup: SilkAir, Emirates and Arkia

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SilkAir to launch flights between Singapore and Busan
SilkAir will launch four-times-weekly flights between Singapore and Busan, the first South Korean city in its network, on May 1, 2019. Currently, no other airline operates scheduled flights between Singapore and Busan.

The new service will be operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which feature both business and economy Class cabins.

Emirates to link Phnom Penh and Bangkok from Dubai
Emirates will launch a service from Dubai to Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, on June 1, 2019. Operated with an Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft, flights will depart daily from Dubai International Airport at 08.45, and arrive in Bangkok at 18.15. The same flight will then depart Bangkok at 20.00, before arriving at Phnom Penh International Airport at 21.25. On the return, flights will depart Phnom Penh at 23.20, and arrive in Bangkok at 00.40 the following day. It will then set off to Dubai‎ at 02.25, arriving at 05.35.

Arkia flies to Goa and Kochi from Tel Aviv
Israeli airline Arkia will introduce two new routes to India’s Goa and Kochi from Tel Aviv starting from September 18, 2019, using the recently acquired Airbus A321LR. With one-way duration of seven hours, Arkia will fly once a week to Goa on Tuesdays and twice a week to Kochi on Mondays and Fridays. From October 27, 2019, the flight to Kochi will move to Sundays and Thursdays. The flights will run all year round except during the monsoon season in India. Bookings are scheduled to commence on March 24.

In addition to Arkia, El Al Israel Airlines services the direct Mumbai-Tel Aviv sector with thrice-weekly flights and Air India flies direct from New Delhi to Tel Aviv five times a week.

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