Tiger Airways Philippines launch set
Kalibo-Singapore flights also announced
Multi-awarded Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways will officially launch its Philippine operations beginning July 10. The airline firm previously operated through its local subsidiary Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir) and its fleet of five aircrafts.
Tiger Airways’ full fledged entrance into the Philippine scene promises to further shakeup the local airline industry, long described as one of Asia’s most interesting and dynamic markets. Olive Ramos, president and chief executive officer of Tiger Airways, said their company has long regarded the Philippines as a niche they’ve long been “eager and equipped to serve.”
“The Philippines is poised to become Asia’s next tiger economy. We at Tiger Airways anticipate more flights connecting the country to its Asian neighbors – and even beyond, in the coming years,” Ramos said in a statement.
“Tiger Airways is the leading airline and travel partner connecting people across Asia Pacific. It is a distinguished regional brand that differentiates itself in terms of safety and reliability,” Ramos added. She also reiterated her company’s commitment to bringing its customers high-quality service and excellent standards of security.
Ramos also stated that Tiger Airways Philippines aims to make travelling around Asia more enjoyable for Filipinos. At present, it flies to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong from Manila and Clark. Its domestic destinations are Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa.
Coinciding with the launching of Tiger Airways Philippines next month will be the introduction of flights from Kalibo to Singapore. Kalibo, Aklan serves as the main entry point for international tourists visiting Boracay Island. Ramos explained that this move is spurred by their company’s belief that “travel is about enabling great experiences, and memories.”
Tiger Airways is listed as one of the top three airlines by passenger carriage in the 2013 Changi Airline Awards. It was also cited as the top airline in terms of growth in cargo carriage during the same event. It is also nominated in the 2013 World Travel Awards as the leading low-cost airline in the Asia-Australia region.