Tigerair adds four new popular Asian destinations

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based budget carrier Tigerair is expanding its network by adding four more destinations as well as boosting frequencies to Surabaya, Indonesia.

From Oct 29, Tigerair will launch flights to Chiang Mai, Thailand and Langkawi, Malaysia four times a week as well as three times a week to Lombok, Indonesia. In addition, it will operate three flights per fortnight to Lijiang in Yunnan Province, China.

Tigerair will also be bumping up the frequency of its Surabaya-bound flights from seven to 13 times weekly starting Nov 15.

Alexander Knigge, chief commercial officer at Tigerair, said: "I'm confident that our customers will discover something uniquely special for themselves in one of these offerings for a truly memorable experience."

This comes after the low cost airline launched flights to Kalibo - the gateway to Boracay - in the Philippines in July.

The Singapore Airlines-backed carrier has also reportedly been in talks with Indian low cost airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo to forge a partnership that will give its passengers easy connections to more destinations in India.

It already operates flights to six cities in the populous nation such as Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Established nine years ago, the group comprises four airlines - Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia, Tigerair Philippines and Tigerair Mandala.

Its network spans over 50 destinations across 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific.

As at Aug 31, the group's fleet consisted of 48 Airbus A320 aircraft, with an average age of under three years. By end-2015, Tigerair plans to grow its fleet to 68 aircraft.

Shares in Tigerair closed at 54 cents on Monday, up half a cent.

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