Xiamen Airlines has launched its inaugural flight connecting Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan province, with Singapore. The move follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Construction Committee (HCADCC) in November 2010 to develop air connectivity between Singapore and cities in Henan.
Xiamen Airlines will operate the the Zhengzhou-Xiamen-Singapore route daily using its 169-
seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a two-class configuration. The carrier already operates two daily services to Singapore – from Tianjin (via Xiamen) and Hangzhou (via Fuzhou). The addition of Zhengzhou to Changi’s network brings to six the number of new city links to China established since January 2010, following Guilin, Shantou, Hefei, Qingdao and Nanning.
Changi Airport Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Seow Hiang, said; “We congratulate
Xiamen Airlines on its inaugural flight from Zhengzhou to Singapore. This would not have
been possible without the strong support of The People’s Government of Henan Province,
Xiamen Airlines and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. We look forward to
deepening our partnership with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Construction
Committee to promote sustainable traffic growth between Singapore and Henan.”
Henan, in central China, is home to more than 94 million people, making it the country’s second most populous province after Guangdong.