Singapore-based low-cost carrier Tigerair is launching direct flights to Ningbo, China starting December 26.
The bi-weekly service will operate three times a fortnight from Changi International Airport to Ningbo Lishe International Airport, and will leave Singapore at 1205 on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Saturdays for a 1715 arrival in China. The return leg will depart at 1815 to return to the Lion City at 2315.
Ningbo is a bustling commercial seaport dating back to the Tang and Song dynasties, and specialises in the export of electrical products, industrial tools, textiles and food. With exports totalling nearly US$40 billion a year, it is second only to Shanghai in terms of amount of cargo handled.
The city is also well connected, with the Hangzhou Bay Bridge – the world's longest trans-oceanic bridge – providing easy access to the bay as well as the municipalities of Shanghai. Ningbo’s high-speed railway lines, meanwhile, connect it to Zhejiang Province’s two other major cities, Wenzhou and Hangzhou.
“It is definitely a strategic port for business, and Ningbo’s reliable and affordable connectivity offered by rail or car to nearby cities opens up new possibilities for planning a clever holiday itinerary spanning a few key Chinese cities. We are most happy to be the only airline flying direct to Ningbo from Singapore,” said Alexander Knigge, chief commercial officer at Tigerair.
It's the airline's eigth service to greater China following Guangzhou, Haikou, Hong Kong, Lijiang (see here), Macau, Shenzhen and Taipei.
Visit www.tigerair.com for more information.