Tiger Airways to offer travelers daily Cebu flights soon: official

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


WITH a more liberalized aviation policy recently signed in the Philippines, a new player in the low-cost carrier sector will soon be offering daily flights out of Cebu to Singapore.

Tiger Airways will be flying daily to and from Singapore next month, senior manager of the airline’s corporate communications office Sharon Cheong announced.

Cheong, who recently visited Sun.Star Cebu’s offices, believes their cheap fares will benefit both Cebu and Singapore’s tourism industries.

The Singapore-based airline was established in 2004 and currently has a fleet size of 26 Airbus A320-family aircraft. Its operations span 30 destinations in 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The airline began offering flights out of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Singapore since Tuesday.

Cheong said that what sets them apart is that they don’t want passengers to pay for things they don’t want like extra luggage and other add-ons.

No compromise

“But we don’t compromise on security, punctuality and passenger saftey,” Cheong said.

She said these qualities make traveling “accessible” for those who want to go on business and leisure trips.

Aside from Cebu, Tiger Airways also flies direct to Singapore from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport and Davao.

To promote the airline, Cheong said they have special rates for those who book flights from Sept. 8 to 14. Clients who book within the period pay P1,404 for a one-way ticket to Singapore, excluding charges, for travel from Oct.1 to Dec.15. While they will be offering daily flights next month, they currently offer flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Cheong said it was best to take advantage of the promo, saying going to Singapore is great way to spend Christmas in the tropics. Cheong said Orchard Road is transformed during Christmas time and that Singaporeans begin decorating for Christmas in October.

While Tiger Airways does not have its own ticketing office yet, Cheong said they are working with multiple travel agents to help clients book their flights.

She also assured that their online booking service is easy to use and that passengers will not have a hard time making their own bookings.

“There are promos almost every week so check the website regularly,” she suggested.

Aside from easy access, Cheong said a customer service portal allows clients to make suggestions and air complaints.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 09, 2011.

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