Friday, 18 April 2014 04:09
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will soon begin flights to its eighth destination in China.
Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will operate services to Hangzhou four times a week from 27 June.
The new service will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy Class cabins.
“The launch of services to Hangzhou reaffirms SilkAir’s commitment to continue to grow our network in China, which is one of our key markets. Hangzhou is a city that attracts both the leisure and business traveller and we believe that our new service will certainly benefit them,” said SilkAir Chief Executive, Leslie Thng.
Hangzhou, the capital of the Zhejiang Province, is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and cultural sites. The city is centred largely around the picturesque West Lake, where popular attractions such as Solitary Hill, Ling Yin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda can be found. There are also countless restaurants and teahouses lining the lake. The city is also famous for its Longjing or Dragon Well Green tea and boasts acres of lush tea fields growing some of the finest grades of this tea.
SilkAir first began operations to China in 1993 and has steadily strengthened its network over the years. SilkAir currently serves 7 destinations in China, namely Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen.
The new Hangzhou services are conveniently connected via Singapore with the rest of the more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines – SilkAir network.