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Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan moves closer to flight launch
Central News Agency
2014-09-01 12:03 PM
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Monday that it expects to obtain approval to launch flights within two weeks, moving closer to becoming Taiwan's first domestic low-cost carrier. 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. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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