Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ long-haul, low-cost airline has added another Chinese destination in Nanjing.

The Eastern Chinese city is the 11th in its short history and will provide Chinese travellers with another affordable way to fly to Australia.

Scoot’s network now comprises nine cities including Singapore, Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shenyang. Seoul is also set to join the network soon.

“Scoot is delighted to provide the first low-cost link from Singapore to Nanjing, the fourth Chinese destination in our fast-growing network,” said Scoot CEO, Campbell Wilson.

“Nanjing, with a population of over eight million, is one of China’s four ancient capitals, having served in this capacity across six dynasties… it’s a fantastic destination for history and culture.”

From June 3, 2013, Scoot will operate three non-stop flights a week (Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays) between Singapore Changi Airport and Nanjing Lukou International Airport.