Published on : Friday, December 27, 2013
Singapore budget airline Tigerair has launched direct flights between this city state and Ningbo, a port city in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.
The airline announced in Singapore that beginning Thursday it was flying to Ningbo three times every fortnight, on every alternate Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday. Tigerair is said to be the only airline having direct flights to Ningbo from Singapore.
“Ningbo’s comprehensive and reliable transport networks makes it an ideal first stop for those who want to explore various key Chinese cities in a single itinerary,” said Ho Yuen Sang, the chief operating officer at Tigerair.
With the latest addition, Tigerair serves a total of eight destinations in China, including Guangzhou, Haikou, Lijiang, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
“All of these destinations have in recent years experienced burgeoning demand in air traffic with the rest of the Asia-Pacific as a result of increasing tourism and trade links,” the airline added.
The one-way fare for the Singapore-Ningbo route is currently available from 214 Singapore dollars (168.8 US dollars), inclusive of taxes and other charges.