Tiger Airways launches Taipei service

TIGER Airways commenced today daily flights between Singapore and Taipei as well as increased its Singapore-Jakarta service to a twice-daily frequency, even as its full-year report card showed solid gains in volume last year.

The low-cost carrier (LCC) recorded 5.8 million passengers for its Asian and Australian operations in 2010, a 32 per cent increase over 2009.

Average load factor for the last 12 months was 86 per cent, a year-on-year increase of two percentage points.

Tony Davis, president and group CEO of Tiger Airways Holdings, said: “We are pleased to report solid increases in our passenger numbers, whilst continuing to maintain high load factors across our network.”

The LCC launched the Partner Airline Programme last December, which saw Philippine-based South East Asian Airlines commencing services between Manila (Clark) and Singapore using two Airbus A319 aircraft leased from Tiger Airways. Tickets were distributed through www.tigerairways.com.

Over the next 12 months, the group will also take delivery of an additional nine new Airbus A320s, growing its current combined fleet of 25 aircraft by 36 per cent.

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