SilkAir to start flights from Singapore to Hangzhou in June

Singapore/Hangzhou –  SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, announced on Wednesday that it will begin flights to China’s Hangzhou in June, representing its eighth destination in China.

Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will operate services to Hangzhou four times a week from June 27. The plane is scheduled to depart Singapore at 10:00 a.m. and arrive in Hangzhou at 3:20 p. m. on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The return trip is planned to leave Hangzhou at 4:20 p.m. and arrive in Singapore at 9:25 p.m..

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,” said SilkAir Chief Executive Leslie Thng.

SilkAir currently operates more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries and regions. Its network will increase to 48 destinations when Kalibo, Mandalay and Hangzhou commence operations in May and June this year respectively.

The regional wing of Singapore Airlines began its operation in China in 1993. It 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. Source: Xinhua