Singapore hopes to be among first countries to resume cross-border travel with China
12/30/2021|4:03:22 PM|Straits Times

When China is ready to resume cross-border travel, Singapore hopes to be among the first countries with which it restores greater connectivity, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Wednesday (Dec 29).

He was speaking at a press conference following the virtual 17th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), co-chaired by Mr Heng and Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday.

The pair had held a bilateral meeting before attending the JCBC, an institutionalised, annual, high-level, bilateral platform overseeing and providing direction to Singapore-China cooperation.

During the press conference, Minister for Transport S. Iswaran said SIA will operate charter flights through Changi Airport, serving as a connecting hub for the region.

An SIA spokesman said on Wednesday that between Jan 21 and March 22 next year, the airline will operate daily scheduled flights between Singapore and Beijing for officials and athletes attending the games.

He added that the airline is unable to disclose figures due to commercial sensitivity.

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