Tiger Airways launches Flights to Penang

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 20 July 2009

Tiger Airways has launched twice daily flights between Penang and Singapore. The route is operated with Airbus A320 aircraft with a maximum capacity of 180 passengers.

The Penang - Singapore launch comes as Tiger Airways celebrates its 9th millionth Passenger with a 9 cents sale (taxes and charges vary from Sin$29 - Sin$90 depending on the destination). The promotion can be booked until 22 July 2008 or until seats sell out.

Routes on sale include flights between Singapore and Penang, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Clarke (Manila) Haikou, Hanoi, Phuket, KL, Langkawi, Macau, Ho Chi Minh City and Shenzhen.

Rosalynn Tay, Managing Director Tiger Airways Singapore said, "Prior to February 2008 there were no low fare airlines flying between Singapore and Malaysia. On 1 February 2008 we commenced flying with a daily return flight between KL and Singapore. How things have changed in the last 18 months. By the start of August, Tiger Airways will have gone from 14 flights a week to 114 flights a week between Singapore and Malaysia."

Tiger Airways network between Singapore and Malaysia includes:

4 return flights a day between Singapore and KL;
4 return flight a week between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu;
1 return flight a day between Singapore and Kuching;
2 flights a day between Singapore and Penang;
4 return flights a week between Langkawi and Singapore (commences 2 August).

"The governments of Singapore and Malaysia have shown great leadership in opening up the skies between the two countries. What has already been achieved is paying dividends to the economy with extra tourists and new jobs. It is important that the process continues towards a full open skies agreement and other countries in the region follow the lead of Malaysia and Singapore," Ms Tay added.

Tiger Airways currently flies to 31 cities in nine countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, China, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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