Tigerair's Taiwan joint venture set for maiden flight on Sept 26

"Tigerair" by Tigerair - Tigerair. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's first budget airline, Tigerair Taiwan, said Monday it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into the robust demand for cheap travel in Asia.
After it gets an Air Operator Certificate from the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the airline is expected to launch its maiden flight to Singapore Sept. 26, said carrier CEO Kwan Yue.
The carrier chose Singapore as its first destination as it hopes to capitalize on Tiger Airway's connections and resources in the Southeast Asian city state to offer more flexible flight destinations to passengers, Kwan said during a press conference in Taipei.
"The main advantage is really to benefit the people in Taiwan," Kwan said. "Because by adding more frequencies between Singapore and Taiwan, we actually allow Taiwanese who want to fly multiple destinations to connect from Singapore on Tigerair," he said.
Starting from noon Tuesday, the public can go to the company's homepage to register for more than 10,000 Singapore-bound one-way tickets costing just NT$888 (US$30) each, the company announced. The special-price ticket can be used from the date of launch and will expire on March 28, 2015. The tax-inclusive airfare for a return trip starts from NT$1,450, meaning a round trip between Taipei and Singapore will cost each passenger only NT$2,328, about half the market price of this kind, under such a special offer.

Damn it! I heard those tickets were seckilled. I have many friends from Singapore and NT$888 is very attractive to us. Friends, so you got the tickets? Great!! You can go to Taiwan and visit me.
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