Singapore Changi Airport on Wednesday (Sep 24) welcomed the arrival of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, directly connecting Singapore and Mongolia for the first time.In a media release, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that the Mongolian national carrier will operate a twice-weekly service between Ulaanbaatar and Singapore, with a transit in Beijing for other passengers. The route will utilise a 174-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines will operate at Changi Airport's Terminal 3 with the following schedule:
A delegation led by Mongolia's Minister of Road and Transportation Gansukh Amarjargal, together with Mr Gungaa Jargalsaikhan, President and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, was on board the inaugural flight that arrived at Changi Airport at 5pm on Wednesday.
They were welcomed by Mongolia's ambassador to Singapore Banzragch Delgermaa, and Mr Yam Kum Weng, CAG Executive Vice President for Air Hub and Development.
“We are proud to welcome Mongolia’s national carrier to the family of airlines at Changi Airport," said Mr Yam. "Mongolia has enjoyed strong economic growth and as the country opens up its economy and resource sectors, there will be more business and investment opportunities not only between our two countries, but also between Mongolia and Asia-Pacific. The direct Ulaanbaatar-Singapore service by MIAT Mongolian Airlines is thus timely to support growing demand for business and leisure travel.”
To celebrate the start of its operations at Changi Airport, MIAT Mongolian Airlines is offering promotional fares on return economy class tickets starting from S$670. - CNA/do