Singapore’s Tigerair is planning to expand its network in China next month with the launch of direct flights to Sunan Shuofang International Airport – the hub that serves the Yangtze River Delta cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.
Commencing on 28 April 2016, the low-cost carrier will serve the route four times a week, with departures in each direction every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Tigerair will become the only airline operating this route.
“Singapore has strong trade relations with the important Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, of which the metropolitan area comprising Wuxi and Suzhou is a core population and economic activity centre. Our non-stop service to Wuxi offers greater connectivity and convenience to customers as Singapore’s business and bilateral ties with these two cities continue to grow,” said Lee Lik Hsin, Tigerair’s CEO.
Tigerair’s flights will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 1600 and arrive at Sunan Shuofang International Airport at 2130. The return service will then depart at 2300, before arriving back in Singapore at 0450 the next morning. All flights will be operated using a 180-seat, all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.
Following the launch, Singapore’s Tigerair will fly to 10 gateways in China. Other destinations include Xi’an, Ningbo, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Nanning, Lijiang, Quanzhou and Haikou.