Valuair to be first budget carrier to fly from Singapore to China
SINGAPORE (XFNews) - Valuair will next week become the first Singapore-based
budget carrier to begin flying into China when it begins a service to the
Sichuan capital of Chengdu, the airline said today.
Singapore Airlines Ltd unit SilkAir and Air China are currently offering promotional return tickets to Chengdu for 520 usd and 555 usd respectively, inclusive of taxes, although their regular fares are generally over 700 usd.
It has positioned itself in the regional aviation market between the ultra-cheap budget airlines and the major carriers, with its flights still coming with light meals, assigned seating, leather seats and on-board service.
Valuair said it would announce a sixth destination within days.
Valuair's Singapore-Chengdu flight takes about four and a half hours and the service will operate four times a week.