Tigerair to Launch Singapore-Ningbo Flights; Promo Fares from Sin$99

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On 26 December 2013, Tigerair launch flights to the seaport city of Ningbo, the airlines eighth Greater China destination.

Located in the northeast of Zhejiang province, Ningbo is an especially popular destination among business and leisure travelers alike, thanks to its bustling port and excellent connectivity to regional Chinese cities.

Reputed as a commercial seaport city dating back to Tang and Song dynasties, Ningbo has established itself as a key exporter of electrical products, industrial tools, textiles, and food.

Today, Ningbo ranks second only to Shanghai in terms of the amount of cargo handled, with exports totaling nearly US$ 40 billion annually.

Ningbo also boasts an impressive transport infrastructure, providing easy access to other major cities in the region such as Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wenzhou and Nanjing.

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge for example, provides access across the entire Hangzhou Bay, and is the Worlds longest trans-oceanic bridge that connects Ningbo to the municipalities of Shanghai.

Ningbos high-speed railway lines, the Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou (Yong Tai Wen) Railway and Hangyong High Speed Railway connects Ningbo with Zhejiangs two other major cities, Wenzhou and Hangzhou, via bullet train. Travelling at speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour, commuting between Ningbo and Hangzhou takes a mere 26 minutes today.

To make it even more convenient for commuters, free bus shuttle services are available from 27 December 2013, between Ningbo Lishe International Airport and the East Railway Station located downtown in the city. Travelers can hence access bullet train services to and from Beijing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wenzhou and Xiamen.

Ningbo is also home to a variety of tourist attractions, including the Tianyi Pavilion Museum built in 1516. Believed to be the oldest surviving library in China, the museum contains handwritten Confucian classics and extremely rare local historical records and tablets.

Tianyi Square, located in the heart of Ningbo, is also a popular upmarket shopping complex frequented by the affluent in search of boutique and luxury products. Those travelling with children will also enjoy a visit to the Mount Phoenix Theme Park, where a variety of rides are available at very affordable prices.

We have been working hard to offer Mainland destinations that serve the needs of both business and holiday travelers well, and are excited that Ningbo marries these objectives together perfectly, said Mr Alexander Knigge, Chief Commercial Officer at Tigerair. It is definitely a strategic port for business, and Ningbos reliable and affordable connectivity offered by rail or car to nearby cities opens up new possibilities for planning a clever holiday itinerary spanning a few key Chinese cities. We are most happy to be the only airline flying direct to Ningbo from Singapore.

To celebrate the launch of the new Singapore-Ningbo route, Tigerair will be offering an exclusive Sin$99 one-way promotional fare as well as a special Sin$198 return fare, both inclusive of taxes. This promotion is available for booking until 15 December 2013, and is valid for travel between 26 December 2013 and 18 January 2014.

Tigerair, Ningbo, Singapore

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