Silk Air’s arrival in Changsha was a major event. Not only is Singapore the airport’s second country market outside of Greater China after South Korea, but passengers now have improved connectivity through the Star Alliance hub airport.
- Silk Air, Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary operating narrowbody aircraft, on 31 October launched a new route from Singapore (SIN) to Changsha (CSX) in south-central China, a major tourist destination and place of Mao Zedong’s former residence. The 3000km route is operated three times weekly – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – with A320 series aircraft. The route is Silk Air’s fifth new service this year from Singapore Changi Airport.