Tiger Airways begins daily flights between Singapore and Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from October 31, 2010.
The low-cost carrier already flies nine times a week from Singapore to Clark’s Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), a 90-minute drive from Metro Manila.
The new service has a departure time from Singapore of 1710 and an arrival time in Manila of 2040. Return flights will depart at 2110 and arrive in Singapore at 0040. An Airbus A320 will be used on the route.
Frequency will increase from December 1 to twice a day, except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Promotional rates are available from now till August 25, starting from S$55 (US$40) for travel between October 31 and July 31, 2011.
Earlier, Tiger Airways strengthened moves to expand in the region, tying up recently with THAI Airways to form a new budget carrier Thai Tiger (see news).
In another development, the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board awarded Philippine carriers, Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, more capacity to operate to Singapore, following the signing of more bilateral agreements between Singapore and the Philippines.
For more details, visit www.tigerairways.com
Alisha Haridasani and Margie T Logarta