Celebrations for the start of SilkAir’s eighth route to China included a ribbon-cutting and dancing dragons. SilkAir has been serving China since 1993 and the new route to Hangzhou joins Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen on SilkAir’s network.
- SilkAir has made Hangzhou (HGH) its eighth destination in China with the introduction on 27 June of four times weekly flights from Singapore (SIN). The 3,630-kilometre route will be served by the airline’s A320s and will face competition from Jetstar Asia who operate the route with five weekly flights. Leslie Thng, CEO of SilkAir said: “The launch of services to Hangzhou, reaffirms SilkAir’s commitment to continue to grow our network in China, which is one of our key markets. Hangzhou is a city that attracts both the leisure and business traveller and we believe that our new service will certainly benefit them.” SilkAir first began serving China in 1993, and also operates flights to Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.