4 February 2016

West Air's first international service connects Chongqing, Singapore

Source: Changi Airport Group. A West Air aircraft.
Source: Changi Airport Group. A West Air aircraft.
Changi Airport has welcomed West Air to its family of airlines with the arrival of the airline’s inaugural international flight from Chongqing, China.

The Chongqing-based airline is operating a thrice-weekly service between Singapore and the Western Chinese city on an Airbus A320-200, with a capacity of 180 seats. The new service, which represents the West Air's first international service, comes on the back of a January 2016 bilateral pledge to grow air connectivity between Singapore and Chongqing.

Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group's Senior Vice-President for Market Development, said, “For Changi Airport, Western China represents exciting untapped growth opportunities. Following the signing of the memorandum of strategic cooperation, we are delighted to welcome the initial fruit of our collaboration through the commencement of West Air’s operation to Changi Airport."

With 32 city links to China, Changi Airport is well-connected to the country. With West Air’s entrance, there are 12 airlines at Changi Airport operating direct services to China, offering some 560 weekly flights between the two countries.