Silk Air pulls interest for Karratha-Singapore flights

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News

Silk Air has withdrawn its interest in running weekly flights between Karratha and Singapore.

A Silk Air spokesman told the Pilbara News on Wednesday the carrier had no plans to operate flights between Singapore and Karratha.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the City would press ahead with opening up a Karratha to Singapore route, stating they were in discussions with a preferred airline.

“Council is very excited about the progress made in carrier negotiations and looks forward to providing our community with expanded passenger service routes from Karratha Airport,” he said.

VideoThe Economics and Industry standing committee investigating the high costs of regional airfares visited Karratha on Wednesday, August 23.

Silk Air was the only carrier to respond to the original request for tender for scheduled chartered flights.

The City would not say which carrier it was now in discussions with.

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