Tigerair will extend its reach into China next month, with the launch of a new service connecting Singapore with Xi’an.
Commencing on 15 May 2014, the low-cost carrier will operate three weekly flights to the capital of Shaanxi province, which is home to the famous Terracotta Warriors.
Flights will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1805, arriving in Xi’an at 2330. The return service will then leave the Chinese city every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0745, getting back into Singapore at 1320. As with all Tigerair flights, it will be operated using an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We are very excited to launch Xi’an as our first new route into China for 2014. There is an abundance of historical and cultural sights and relics for the traveller to explore, and with Xi’an’s ongoing push to become a global business hub, we believe it is timely for us to launch a direct flight to Xi’an from Singapore as we open up more gateways into China for our passengers,” said Ho Yuen Sang, managing director & chief operations officer for Tigerair Singapore.
The airline has been expanding its operations in China recently, and Xi’an will become Tigerair’s seventh mainland destination, following Haikou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Ningbo and most recently, Lijiang. The new route will also become the first direct connection between Singapore and Xi’an.