Tigerair Singapore starts tenth Chinese route

Gongs, dragons and dancers all featured in the launch celebrations for Tigerair Singapore’s new four times weekly service to Wuxi which launched on 28 April. The route becomes the LCC’s tenth to China with another new route to Zhengzhou starting in late June.

  • Tigerair Singapore has made Wuxi (WUX) its latest destination in China with the introduction of four weekly flights from Singapore (SIN) starting on 28 April. Last year Sunan Shuofang International Airport, which serves Wuxi and Suzhou, handled 4.61 million passengers, ranking it 42nd among airports in China. The 3,766-kilometre route will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays using the LCC’s A320s and faces no direct competition. Flights depart Singapore at 1550 arriving in Wuxi at 2130. The return sector departs the Chinese airport at 2300 arriving back at Changi at 0450. Speaking at the launch event, Ho Yuen Sang, Tigerair’s COO, said: “Tigerair is happy to celebrate this new Singapore-Wuxi route with our valued customers today. With this new destination, we are glad to be able to connect more passengers to more second-tier cities in China and provide greater convenience for both business and leisure travellers.” Tigerair Singapore now serves 10 destinations in China, representing one quarter of its network. Apart from Wuxi the carrier also serves Guangzhou, Haikou, Jinan, Lijiang, Nanning, Ningbo, Quanzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an. A further new route to Zhengzhou will begin at the end of June.

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