Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has signed a second memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines to grow network connectivity and passenger traffic between the countries.
The partnership follows the first deal of this kind that was signed between the parties in 2015.
As part of the latest MoU, CAG and Xiamen Airlines will jointly work to increase the frequency of current services and explore opportunities to establish a new city link.
The companies will also conduct joint campaigns to increase passenger traffic between the two nations.
Between 2014 and 2017, Xiamen Airlines recorded a three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% for passenger traffic at Changi Airport. The airline became the third largest Chinese carrier at Changi last year.
Under the MoU, CAG and Xiamen Airlines will also form new joint marketing partnerships to promote travel between Singapore and China, with travel seminars organised in the Chinese cities of Fuzhou, Xi’an, Xiamen and Zhengzhou.
Changi Airport Group Air Hub Development managing director Lim Ching Kiat said: “We look forward to sustaining the growth achieved by working hand-in-hand with the airline to step up service frequencies and provide greater options for passengers.
“This will include continuing our joint marketing efforts to promote the routes we have to travellers from both countries.”
As part of the MoU, Xiamen Airlines and its subsidiary Hebei Airlines are set to launch 101 additional services between Singapore and China in February and March.
This will meet the increased demand for flights during the festive period, with additional services accounting for 17,300 extra seats.