Shenzhen Airlines is restarting flights between Shenzhen and Singapore, flying daily between the two cities from October 28.
Flight ZH91 will leave Shenzhen at 2230 and land in Singapore at 0210 the next morning, while the return leg will take off from Singapore at 0815 to land back in Shenzhen at 1205.
According to industry website Airlineroute.net, Shenzhen Airlines previously flew this route three times a week between September of 2009 and 2010.
Singapore is one of 10 international destinations that the airline flies to, with the others including Osaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei.
The Lion City has expanding business links with China, with many Singaporean companies looking to tap into the huge Chinese market, and Chinese companies using Singapore’s position as a key trade and commercial hub to launch global expansion initiatives.
In July 2011, Shenzhen Airlines joined the global network of airlines Star Alliance (see story here), saying that this would further its aim of “establishing itself as a strong brand across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond”.
Full integration into the alliance is expected by the end of this year.