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Tigerair mounts Manila-Phuket flights

August 5, 2013

Tiger Airways Philippines is mounting flights to Thailand’s resort-island of Phuket next month.

“We are happy to announce that effective September, we are flying to Phuket, Thailand twice a week every Tuesdays and Saturdays to accommodate as many passengers who wish to visit Phuket,” Olive Ramos, chief executive of Tigerair Philippines said in a statement.

Ramos said the airline is offering a round-trip ticket of P3,499 for the Manila-Phuket flight.

Since it began operations last July 3, Tigerair said it would open routes that will bring guests faster and more conveniently to major destinations and tourist attractions across the Asia-Pacific.

Last July 18, Tiger Philippines launched its three times a week Kalibo-Singapore route.

Ramos had said the airline plans to increase its market share from last year’s three percent to five percent this year, and is acquiring 25 new aircraft in the next three to five years to serve more routes and passengers.

Tiger Airways’ unit, Roar Aviation II Pte Ltd, earlier acquired a 40 percent stake in Southeast Asiian Airlines (Seair) from the Philippine carrier’s existing foreign shareholders for $7 million.

From Manila, Tigerair flies to Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban. From Clark, the airline flies to Hongkong, Bangkok, Singapore and Kalibo.

Tigerair has a fleet of two A319s and three A320s.

Last year, the airline carried 284,959 international and 317,897 domestic passengers.

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