SilkAir today launched flights to Hangzhou, the
capital of Zhejiang province in China.
Hangzhou is the 48th
destination in SilkAirís network, extending the airlineís reach to
eight destinations in China.
SilkAirís other Chinese destinations
include Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and
Flight MI918 departs Singapore Changi Airport
Terminal 2 at 10:00, and is scheduled to arrive in Hangzhouís Xiaoshan International Airport at 15:20. The return flight,
MI917 will depart Hangzhou at 16:20, and is scheduled to
reach Singapore at 21:25 (all times stated are local).
Flights to Hangzhou will operate four times weekly, with
departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. SilkAir will
use Airbus A320 aircraft on the route, featuring both Business and Economy Class.
Well known for its breathtaking
scenery and cultural sites, Hangzhou, like other modern Chinese
cities, has gone through recent urban development. Yet, it still
retains its historical and cultural heritage. The cityís main draw
is the picturesque West Lake, where popular attractions such as Lingyin Temple and Six Harmonies Pagoda can be found. Hangzhou is
also famous for its Longjing or Dragon Well Green tea, and boasts
acres of lush tea fields growing some of the finest grades of this
ďSilkAir will be the only full
service carrier connecting Hangzhou directly to Singapore. We are
confident that this service will see strong demand from the
different market segments, flying into Hangzhou and flying out of
Hangzhou to our combined SilkAir and Singapore Airlines network,Ē
said Mr. Thng. ďChina is an important market for SilkAir. The
launch of our flights to Hangzhou shows that we remain committed
to develop this market which has strong potential for growth.Ē
Until 30 September 2014, Hangzhou customers who
transit in Singapore on to another SilkAir or Singapore Airlines
flight can enjoy a Sin$40 Changi Dollar voucher for use in the
airport. Terms and conditions apply.
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