Tigerair will expand its route map in China this summer, with the launch of direct flights to Zhengzhou.
Commencing on 28 June 2016, the Singapore-based low-cost carrier will offer three weekly flights to the city, which is the capital of Henan province and home to more than 6.5 million people.
Flights will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 0110 and arrive at Zhengzhou’s Xinzheng International Airport at 0700. The return service then leaves at 0755 and arrives back in Singapore at 1340. Like all Tigerair flights, it will be operated using an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft.
“Zhengzhou is the provincial capital of Henan, one of the most populous provinces in China. In recent years, Zhengzhou has developed to become a key economic centre and transportation hub, with convenient air and rail links to many parts of China,” said Tigerair CEO, Lee Lik Hsin.
“This new service will provide a convenient air link for visitors from Singapore wishing to access the four ancient capitals of Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang and Anyang situated in the province. At the same time, we are bringing Singapore closer to travellers from China, as well as promoting Singapore as a tourist destination and transit hub to Southeast Asia and Australia.”
Tigerair currently flies to nine destinations in mainland China, and will add its 10th – Wuxi – on 28 April. Ticket sales for Zhengzhou route open on 22 April.