Changi Airport gets two airlines – Airphil Express and Berjaya Air

Changi Airport Group of Singapore has announced that it is to welcome Philippines’ Airphil Express and Malaysia’s Berjaya Air to the airport’s family of airlines.

Singapore is Airphil Express’s first international destination. Starting on 27 October, Airphil will operate 14 weekly flights between Singapore and Manila from Changi’s Terminal 2. From 1 December, it will begin 14 weekly flights between Singapore and Cebu. Airphil, which will operate the services with Airbus A320s, will join five other carriers currently flying to the Philippines.

From 1 November 2010, Berjaya will operate scheduled flights at the Budget Terminal. The services will start with 10 flights a week to Tioman in Malaysia, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From March 2011 after the monsoon season, the Malaysian carrier will increase frequencies to 28 weekly flights, 14 each to the resort islands of Tioman and Redang. Both islands are new links for Changi.

Berjaya, which previously operated charter services at Seletar Airport, will operate the Tioman route with de Havilland Dash 7s and the Redang service with ATR 72s.

With Airphil and Berjaya’s operations, Changi will serve 98 airlines operating more than 5,000 weekly scheduled flights connecting Singapore to over 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.

Photo: Mailer Diablo

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