Singapore welcomed Jetstar Asia’s inaugural arrival from Xuzhou in China on 29 January. On hand to celebrate were: Bara Pasupathi, CEO Jetstar Asia; Xu Donghai, Vice Mayor of the Xuzhou Municipal Government; and Lim Ching Kiat, MD for Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group. Flights will be operated three times weekly.
- Jetstar Asia launched services from Singapore (SIN) to Xuzhou (XUZ) in China on 29 January. The 3,903-kilometre connection will be operated by the carrier’s A320s and there is no direct competition. This becomes Jetstar Asia’s fourth destination in mainland China. “As the only Singapore-based airline flying direct to Xuzhou, the service brings greater choice for local and international travellers,” said Bara Pasupathi, CEO, Jetstar Asia, of the launch. “We predict the service will be popular with both leisure travellers keen to explore China’s history as well as business travellers with Xuzhou, known as the most ancient city in China and the centre of the Huaihai economic development zone.” Lim Ching Kiat, MD for Air Hub Development at Changi Airport Group commented: “With the addition of Xuzhou – a new city link for Singapore, we are now connected to 34 cities in China with 16 carriers operating routes between the two countries. This new Xuzhou service was made possible by Changi Airport Group’s efforts in working closely with our industry partners, including charterers, and will bring greater convenience for leisure and business passengers travelling between Singapore and the Jiangsu Province in China.”