Tiger Airways to launch flights between Darwin and Singapore

Travel News Asia 9 November 2005

Singapore-based low cost airline, Tiger Airways, plans to launch flights between Singapore - Darwin, Australia from Monday, 19 December 2005 subject to government approvals. The airline plans to initially offer four flights per week on the new route.

We are delighted to work with the Northern Territory Tourist Commission and Darwin International Airport to promote Darwin as the low cost Gateway to Australia. There is strong demand for affordable flights to Australia from Asia. Savvy travelers will be able to fly to Darwin from Singapore at great value-for-money fares! At the same time, Australian travelers from Darwin and the Northern Territory will have the same affordable option to fly to Singapore and other destinations served by Tiger Airways, said Tiger Airways CEO, Tony Davis.

Launch fares are expected to start at just S$49.98 (AUD39.98) one way on the Singapore-Darwin route, with sales beginning on Thursday 10 November 2005.

Darwin Chief Minister Clare Martin said, We warmly welcome Tiger Airways initiative in adding Darwin to its expanding network throughout Asia. This gives the Northern Territory a huge opportunity to tap into the new Asian markets of Singapore, Macau, Thailand, India, Vietnam and Southern China. It will help us to deliver more tourists in our off peak seasons at very attractive rates.

Australians from the Northern Territory will also reap benefits as they will be able to head off to Singapore and other Tiger Airways destinations for a shopping trip, long weekend away or visit friends and relatives more often on Tiger Airways regular low fare service, the Chief Minister added.

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the nearest Australian Capital city to major Asia markets, being only four hours flying time from Singapore.

The Northern Territory - roughly the combined size of Spain, France and Italy - is divided into two regions. The lush and tropical Top End including Darwin and Kakadu, is located at the northernmost tip of Australia, while Central Australia is the red heart of the nation and showcases some of the worlds most fascinating World Heritage desert country of Uluru and the finest outback hospitality.

Tiger Airways currently flies to 11 cities in six countries - Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Macau SAR, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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