SilkAir’s first trial flights direct to Broome in Western Australia to start on May 22

The direct flights save travellers more than six hours of travel time to Broome in Western Australia’s scenic Kimberley region.
Tourism Western Australia

If you’re looking to get away to Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, SilkAir which previously announced a series of trial direct flights from Singapore has now confirmed that it will begin doing so from May 22.

Tickets are now on sale for the four return flights which will save more than six hours of travel time – from over 10.5 hours if travellers transit through Perth Airport to around four hours.

The first of the SilkAir flights will depart Changi Airport at 10.30am and the return flight will depart Broome at 4pm.

The flight dates which will run at the same times each day are listed as: May 22, May 26, May 29 and June 2.

Travellers will be able to explore the region with an itinerary for four, seven or 11 nights, depending on their travel preferences and budget.

The four flights have been strategically timed to coincide with several specific events, including school holidays in Singapore and the Cable Beach Polo event in Broome, said Australia’s North West Tourism CEO Mr Glen Chidlow.

Previous reports last November said the flights will be carried out using a Boeing 737 aircraft which can carry 150 economy and 12 business class passengers.

Fares and schedules are available here.