Hainan Airlines will become the sixth Chinese
airline to fly to Changi Airport in Singapore when it launches
flights to Changi’s Terminal 2 on 29 August 2010.
will operate four weekly flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft
connecting Singapore to Hefei and onwards to Dalian.
be a new city link for Changi Airport and brings to four the
number of new city links to China established this year,
following Jinan, Shantou and Qingdao.
Hefei is the capital of
Anhui province. The political, economic and cultural centre of
Anhui province, the city of Hefei is located in mid-east China,
some 400 kilometres west of Shanghai.
With the addition of
Hainan Airlines, Changi Airport will be connected to China via
some 400 weekly scheduled flights to more than 25 Chinese cities. Total passenger traffic between
Singapore and China crossed 2.9 million in 2009 and in the
first six months of this year, grew by more than 20% to 1.7
million, a figure higher than pre-recession levels.
Changi Airport Group’s Director, Market Development, Lim
Ching Kiat, said, “Passenger traffic between Singapore and China has been
strong through the years and China is one of Changi’s top five
markets. We believe there is immense potential for traffic
between Singapore and China to grow further with Hainan
Airlines’ new flights.”
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