SINGAPORE - Direct flights between Singapore and Mongolia are now possible via MIAT Mongolian Airlines, which will operate a twice-weekly service between the two countries starting this week.
Flight OM231 from Ulaanbaatar to Singapore is scheduled to depart at 6.15am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Flight OM232 will depart Changi Airport at 6.20pm on Wednesdays and at 6.45pm on Saturdays.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in a statement today that the flights via Beijing will be on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 174 seats.
To celebrate its commencement of operations at Changi Airport, MIAT Mongolian Airlines is offering promotional fares on return economy class tickets starting from $670.
A delegation led by Gansukh Amarjargal, Mongolia's Minister of Road and Transportation, and Gungaa Jargalsaikhan, pesident and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, was on board the inaugural flight that arrived at Changi Airport at 5pm.
They were welcomed by Banzragch Delgermaa, Mongolia's ambassador to Singapore, and Yam Kum Weng, CAG's executive vice-president for Air Hub and Development.
Mr Yam said: "We are proud to welcome Mongolia's national carrier to the family of airlines at Changi Airport. Mongolia has enjoyed strong economic growth and as the country opens up its economy and resource sectors, there will be more business and investment opportunities not only between our two countries, but also between Mongolia and Asia-Pacific.
"The direct Ulaanbaatar-Singapore service by MIAT Mongolian Airlines is thus timely to support growing demand for business and leisure travel."
MIAT Mongolian Airlines is the fourth new carrier and Ulaanbaatar, the third new city link added by Changi Airport this year.