Chongqing-based West Air launches first international flight to Singapore

SINGAPORE - Chongqing-based West Air has launched its inaugural international flight to Singapore on Thursday (Feb 4), Changi Airport said in a media release.

There airline will fly three times a week between Singapore and the Western Chinese city on an 180-seater Airbus A320-200.

Changi Airport also said that the addition of West Air serves to strengthen Singapore's connectivity to Western China, opening up more opportunities for both trade and leisure travel between the two destinations.

Chongqing, which is one of China's four municipalities, has a wide range of tourism hot spots. These include a cruise along the Yangtze River and the Porcelain Village.