Route of the Week:
Vladivostok Air’s Vladivostok-Hong Kong-Singapore
The growing Russian market is a key target for Singapore Changi Airport, which just saw the arrival of Vladivostok Air. The landmark route was celebrated by Yam Kum Weng, Changi Airport Group’s EVP air hub development, who presented a commemorative plaque to Igor Belykh, Vladivostok Air’s GM Korea and Southeast Asia.
- Vladivostok Air added two new Asian destinations to its network on 21 October when the Russian airline began flying from its base in Vladivostok (VVO) on the Russian Pacific Ocean coast to Hong Kong (HKG), continuing to Singapore (SIN). Flights operate twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, with A320 aircraft. Although the route currently faces no competition, S7 has announced a route of one to two flights a week to start next week between Vladivostok and Hong Kong. Yam Kum Weng, Changi Airport Group’s EVP air hub development, said: “With the introduction of world-class tourism offerings in Singapore, we are seeing more Russian visitors twinning Singapore with another Southeast Asian destination to create fun-filled ‘city-plus-beach’ holiday experiences. With its extensive network and flight options to Southeast Asia, Changi Airport is a convenient gateway for Russian travellers to reach many renowned resort destinations such as Bintan, Bali and Phuket. Vladivostok Air’s entry into the Singapore market is therefore timely to serve the growing demand of Russian travellers wanting to explore Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. We look forward to working closely with the airline to sustain and grow this important link between Russia and Singapore.” anna.aero was also told first-hand by Changi Airport Group’s SVP market development Lim Ching Kiat how Russia is a key growth opportunity for Singapore Changi Airport at World Routes in Berlin earlier this month. Notably, Transaero has since announced the resumption of its Moscow route from January.