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Tiger Airways to launch direct flights between Singapore and Krabi, Thailand

Travel News Asia 29 July 2005

Tiger Airways, a Singapore-based low cost airline, is to launch flights, four times a week, to Thailands paradise resort of Krabi with effect from the end of October 2005.

Sales started today with fares from just S$25.98 (one way) for travel from 30 October 2005 onwards.

This will be the airlines fifth destination in Thailand and represents the eighth new destination launched by Tiger Airways during 2005, bringing the Tiger Airways network to 11 routes.

We are delighted to add Krabi to our fast growing network of exciting destinations across the Asia-Pacific region. Krabi has a fantastic heritage of being one of the regions most popular tourism centres. We are working closely with the local tourism and hospitality industries in Thailand to ensure that the start of the popular low fares service of Tiger Airways will have a huge impact on the number of visitors to Krabi said Tiger Airways CEO Tony Davis.

Ms Eumporn Jiragalwisul, Tourism Authority of Thailand Director (Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines), said, The opening of this new route by Tiger Airways to Krabi from Singapore will give a boost to the tourist industry in Krabi. It will also raise the profile of the many tourist attractions in Krabi and make them better known to a more international audience.

Krabi is a southern province on Thailands Andaman seaboard and is well known for its beach facilities as well as its archeological artifacts. Evidence of Thailands oldest history of continued human settlements have been found in Krabi.

It is believed that Krabi was once the town of Ban Thai Samo, one of 12 royal cities that used a monkey as the town symbol. Krabi was a dependency town of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdom.

Another legend indicates the town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means the sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that says an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the citys founding. Later, the sword became a symbol of Krabi.

The province consists of mountains, hills, plains, and mangrove forests, including more than 130 large and small islands.

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