Japan’s Okinawan prefectural government and Changi Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to fortify the aviation network between Changi and Okinawa. The signing of the MOU took place at Naha Airport in Okinawa. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Changi Airport senior advisor, Wong Woon Ling said that the new partnership will create a lot of synergies. “With this non-stop flight inauguration, it will decrease flight time to Okinawa, and provide greater comfort and convenience to business and leisure travellers,” Mr Wong Woon Ling said. “To start with, we will work together with key travel agencies to launch charter flights between Singapore and Okinawa,” “This will create and further develop the Singapore-Okinawa market for the first scheduled direct flights. We are also planning to conduct marketing promotion activities together.” The purpose of the MOU is to work collaboratively to promote tourism and trade and exchange in South-East Asia. The MOU includes the creation of new airline routes and the promotion of direct flights to Singapore as well as other regions.