SilkAir Launches Hangzhou Flights

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SilkAir today launched flights to Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in China.

Hangzhou is the 48th destination in SilkAirs network, extending the airlines reach to eight destinations in China.

SilkAirs other Chinese destinations include Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.

Flight MI918 departs Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 10:00, and is scheduled to arrive in Hangzhous 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 citys 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 tea.

SilkAir 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, said Mr. Thng. China 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.

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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