A subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, this airline now suffers in sales after the influx of budget airlines. It used to charge much less than Singapore Airlines and got quite a bit of business from travelers. But with the introduction of many low cost airlines flying to exactly the same destinations as it is flying, many travelers have opted for different choices!
SilkAir flies mostly by 737 aircrafts so it shouldn't command that premium over the other low cost airlines. The only advantage is probably because it still offer "free" meals (which are already factored into its pricing)!
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SilkAir (Singapore) Private Limited is an airline based in Singapore. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and operates scheduled passenger services from Singapore to 31 cities in Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, it serves 31 out of 50 short-haul destinations in the Singapore Airlines Group network, and flew 1.56 million passengers in 2006. It made a profit of S$30 million, as turnover rose 20.4% to $415 million.