Tigerair, the Singaporean low-cost carrier, has expanded its network in China with the launch of flights to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province.
Services commenced on Tuesday (28 Jun 2016) and will now operate three times a week, direct to and from Singapore. Tigerair will deploy a 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft on the route.
“The new Zhengzhou service is part of our commitment to offer new and eye-opening travel possibilities for customers, providing a convenient direct air link for them to embark on a historical tour of the ancient capitals within Henan,” said Leslie Thng, chief commercial officer of Tigerair and Scoot.
“Visitors from China may also connect via Singapore to other exciting cities on Tigerair’s network, and onward to the many destinations offered by our sister airline Scoot, as well Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.”
Tigerair’s 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 flights then leave at 0800 and arrive back in Singapore at 1340.
A city of more than 6.5 million people set on the banks of the Yellow River, Zhengzhou was one of the ‘Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China’. It becomes Tigerair’s 10th destination in mainland China, following Guangzhou, Haikou, Jinan, Nanning, Ningbo, Quanzhou, Shenzhen, Wuxi and Xi’an.