Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) will open a new daily flight route between Hong Kong and Singapore’s Changi Airport from 26 April, according to a statement the company released yesterday.
Flights from Hong Kong would depart each day at 9:45 am, with the return flight from Singapore scheduled at 2:45 pm. GBA noted these direct flights would last about four hours.
The Hong Kong-based airline’s decision to expand into Singapore came on the heels of the Southeast Asian country’s new mutual visa-free agreement with mainland China, which kicks off today.
“It is anticipated the number of visitors to Singapore from mainland China, including the Greater Bay Area, will go up further and vice versa,” GBA’s statement read.
The airline also highlighted Singapore’s popularity as a MICE and business destination and its “close ties” to Hong Kong.
Greater Bay Airlines one-way economy class tickets from Hong Kong to Singapore were priced at HK$480 on GBA’s website.
GBA started flying in 2022 and currently operates flights from Hong Kong to Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam. However, the airline will reportedly axe its Hong Kong- Vietnam route towards the end of February.