A low cost airline, with its headquarters in Singapore, Tiger Airways might not have too many international destinations on its schedule, but it does cover a few important destinations in most parts of Asia, including India and China. The airline also covers some of the major destinations in Australia. Some of the other important countries that Tiger Airways flights fly to, include Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Even though, in comparison to some of its contemporaries, this airline is smaller, but it has won several awards. Some of them include Top Airline by Growth in Cargo Carriage and in Passenger Carriage at the Changi Airline Awards and the Best in-flight meals in low cost airline category at the Asia Pacific Airline Food Awards. Just like most of the high-end airlines, Tiger offers facilities such as online booking and web check-in, which has made air travel easy. The airline has tie-ups with Tiger Australia, Mandala and Seair, which allows it to have a greater reach. Tiger Airlines offers air tickets to several destinations at and incredibly low air fare. Owing to all these facilities, the customer base of the airline is increasing day by day.
Destination & Services
Even though Tiger Airways might not cover all the destinations across the globe, there is no denying that it is one of best choices for travellers who intend to fly within Asia and the Asia Pacific region. While maximum flights are to India, China and Malaysia, there are several flights to Australia as well. Tiger Airways flights take passengers to cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Kochi in India. Some of the other destinations covered by the airline include Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Krabi and Phuket. Apart from these destinations, travellers can also purchase air tickets to cities like Manila, Jakarta, Dhaka, Phnom Penh and Hong Kong. The facility of online booking ensures that travellers can book the tickets from home and choose their seats. This convenience is an addition to air fare. In this competitive industry, the airline has made its mark by providing extremely competitive and on-board services that rival all the big names of the industry. Connecting the capitals of countries like Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Macau, Tiger Airways has a time schedule that it always strives to stick to. The airline has already won much recognition in the Asian and global markets, and is well on its way to winning more favour with international travellers.
Tiger Airways, the budget airline based in Singapore, has an impressive fleet comprising 19 Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The A320 family acquired by Tiger Airways has an average age of three years, which is why the airlines had ordered another set of 30 aircrafts in 2007 that will be delivered between 2011 and 2014. In addition to this, Tiger Airways Australia has 11 Airbus A320-200s while Mandala Airlines and SEAir have six and five aircrafts of the same type. By December 2015, the airlines will expand its fleet to 70 aircrafts. All flights operated by Tiger Airways offer Economy class seating, which has a capacity of 180 passengers.
Awards & Recognition
In 2010, Tiger Airways has won the Low Cost Airline of the Year Award at CAPA's Aviation Awards for Excellence. The airline has also won other awards, such as Changi Airline Awards and Asia Pacific Airline Food Awards, in 2012 for its performance and services.