Singapore welcomed the return of Hainan Airlines on 30 November as the Chinese carrier re-introduced a link from Haikou, a route it previously served between 2011 and 2015. The service will operate three times weekly. Among those celebrating the first flight with the crew were: Vincent Wu, GM South East Asia, Hainan Airlines (third left) and Liew Zhong Yao, Airline Development Assistant GM, Changi Airport Group (centre).
- Hainan Airlines introduced a three times weekly service between Haikou (HAK) and Singapore (SIN) on 30 November. It will deploy its 737-800s on the 2,181-kilometre sector, facing direct competition from Jetstar Asia (five weekly flights) and Scoot (four weekly). This is a returning route for Hainan Airlines, following an absence of more than three years. OAG Schedules Analyser data shows that the Chinese carrier previously operated this airport pair between September 2011 and June 2015. The Haikou connection is currently Hainan Airlines’ only service into Singapore.