Shandong Airlines commenced operations to Singapore on 20 December, the day in which it began a three times weekly service from Jinan in China. A cake cutting ceremony was held in Singapore to herald the new route.
- Shandong Airlines commenced flights between Jinan (TNA) and Singapore (SIN) on 20 December, with this becoming the airline’s first route to the latter Asian hub. The airline will operate the 4,171-kilometre sector three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) using its fleet of 170-seat 737 MAX 8s. No other airline currently links the two airports. In January, Shandong Airlines is operating six international routes from Jinan, including Singapore, with its other non-Chinese destinations from Jinan being Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong, Osaka Kansai, Seoul Incheon and Taipei Toayuan based on OAG schedules.