Tiger Air launches Singapore-Davao flights-A A +A
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
TIGER Airways' maiden Airbus 320 direct service from Singapore to Davao arrived 15 minutes earlier than schedule at the Davao International Airport at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 with 95 passengers on board.
"Our initial Singapore-Davao roundtrip flights this evening record 50 percent load and we look forward to fast growth in our inbound and outbound markets given our flights three times a week," said Delza Gochoco, Tiger Airways resident agent in the Philippines.
"We need to work closely and vigorously with Davao and Mindanao as well as Singapore communities in order to sustain our effort in providing an alternative connection to Singapore, which is a very successful international hub," she said.
Meanwhile, Department of Tourism 11 Regional Director Art Boncato Jr. expressed confidence that Tiger Airways would greatly help develop tourism between Davao and Singapore.
"This is also in line with the national government's mission to invigorate secondary international gateways," he said.
"We are excited to add Davao to our growing portfolio of exciting destinations. Davao is an ideal destination for travelers who are keen on experiencing both the cultural diversity and natural beauty that the Philippines has to offer," said Stewart Adams, managing director of Tiger Airways Singapore said in an earlier statement.
"As Singapore's leading low-cost carrier, Tiger Airways is committed to providing customers the lowest airfares on safe and convenient point-to-point air travel, offering travelers low fares, more savings and more choices," Adams added.
Tiger Airways marks the second international connection to Davao but the first direct service between two points. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 03, 2011.