Tigerair Taiwan certified; CAL adds haute cuisine

Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航) yesterday said that it has received the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to be the first low-cost carrier (LCC) to launch operations in Taiwan.

Established in December last year, Tigerair Taiwan is a joint venture between Taiwan’s China Airlines Ltd (CAL, 中華航空) and Tiger Airways Pte of Singapore. CAL holds an 80 percent stake in the carrier, which will maintain its plan to launch its first route between Taipei and Singapore on Sept. 26, according to a company statement.
Tigerair Taiwan is scheduled to launch another two or three new routes to Southeast Asia by the end of this year, with cities in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam to be possible destinations, chief executive Yue Kwan (關栩) said this month.

After raising the number of its Airbus SAS 320-series fleet to seven next year, Tigerair Taiwan might add routes to Japan and South Korea, aiming to break even during its second year of operations, Kwan added.

In related news, CAL is to launch a year-long in-flight dining offer in collaboration with the Okura Prestige Taipei (台北大倉久和大飯店) hotel next month.

It will be the first time a Taiwanese airline brings a luxury hotel’s Japanese cuisine into the sky, with business-class passengers flying from Taipei to Tokyo and Osaka the first to enjoy the cuisine, CAL said yesterday.

Routes to Japan have been one of the most important profit sources for CAL, evident from the relatively high passenger load factor. The carrier currently runs 35 flights to Tokyo and 24 to Osaka per week.
CAL said it expects to offer the special Japanese cuisine to about 100,000 passengers over the year.

Tigerair Taiwan dispatches operations

Tigerair Taiwan propelled its initially course (from Taipei to Singapore) on Friday 26 September. The joint wander between Tiger Airways of Singapore and China Airlines of Taiwan will confront exceptional rivalry on this course which is as of now served by six different transporters offering a sum of 65 week after week flights every way.

Tigerair Taiwan, the new joint wander between Singapore’s Tiger Airways and Taiwan’s China Airlines, and the main Taiwan-based LCC, propelled its lady flight on Friday 26 September. The carrier’s first day by day flight on the 3,212-kilometer course between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Singapore (SIN) had just three purge situates on the aircraft’s 180-situate A320. Rivalry on the course is significant: China Airlines and Singapore Airlines each work 14 week by week flights; Jetstar Airways has 11 week after week flights; Scoot 10 week by week flights; Tiger Airways nine week after week flights; and EVA Airways seven week by week flights. As indicated by Taiwanese specialists the quantity of travelers going all through Taiwan on spending carriers has moved from only 260,000 of every 2009 to 2.3 million out of 2013, an expansion of very nearly 800%.

Tigerair Taiwan pens GDS deal with Travelport

Tigerair Taiwan, the Taipei-based low-cost carrier, has signed a new GDS deal with Travelport.

The multi-year agreement will allow the airline’s fares to be distributed to the travel trade via the Travelport GDS.

In addition, Tigerair Taiwan will become only the third Asian LCC to sign up for Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology, which improves the way airlines’ products and services are presented on travel agency screens.

“Tigerair Taiwan is embarking on an expansion drive; we are doubling the size of our fleet by the end of this year,” said Ai-Ling Ng, the airline’s chief commercial officer.

“And our routes are all non-domestic, which means we need to project our brand strongly across to all our regional markets in order to grow our market share. We believe that Travelport’s global network and its Rich Content and Branding solution will help us to achieve those objectives.”

Damian Hickey, Travelport’s vice president for Asia Pacific, added: “We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with Tigerair Taiwan. I am confident that they will be able to fully leverage Travelport’s global reach to grow their bookings via our Travel Commerce Platform, while projecting their brand across their target markets with our Rich Content and Branding technology.”

Tigerair Taiwan launched in 2014 as a joint venture between Singapore-based Tiger Airways and Taiwan’s national carrier, China Airlines. It currently operates a fleet of six Airbus A320 aircraft, and plans to welcome six more in the coming months.

Tigerair Taiwan came back to benefit a month ago: CAL

China Airlines Ltd (CAL, 中華航空) yesterday said that its minimal effort transporter Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航) came back to benefit a month ago, after the consummation of the backup’s organization with a Singaporean companion.

Tigerair Taiwan, a joint wander amongst CAL and Tiger Airways Singapore Pte Ltd, turned into the Taiwanese bearer’s entirely possessed backup after it purchased back a 10 percent stake held by its Singaporean accomplice for an undisclosed sum in December a year ago.

The minimal effort transporter has been battling since it started operations in 2014.

“Tigerair Taiwan will be worked as a free brand, and we trust that the change would reinforce the organization’s picture among shoppers,” Tigerair Taiwan CFO and representative Hansen Lin (林俊男) said.

Lin ascribed the organization’s current turnaround to rejecting misfortune making courses and adding flights to prevalent goals.

The organization has been decreasing courses to goals more remote than four hours flight time from Taiwan for flights of in the vicinity of two and three hours, which suits the minimal effort bearer display, Lin stated, including that among new goals that are to be presented for this present year are Jeju Island and Daegu in South Korea.

Deals from travel organizations expanded a month ago, Lin stated, including that explorers were already the organization’s real wellspring of income.

He said he expects the organization’s normal traveler stack factor to enhance to 80 percent before the current year’s over, from its present 70 percent.

In the interim, Mandarin Airlines (華信航空), another CAL auxiliary concentrating on provincial and household flights, is to see a critical development of its armada this year, CAL administrator Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒) said.

Mandarin Airlines is to frame a moment armada this year, with air ship acquisition slated to be finished in the primary half, Ho said.

“We won’t search for new airplane, as there are many utilized flies available right now,” Ho stated, while declining to affirm if the organization is peering toward the advantages of covered TransAsia Airways Corp (復興航空). read more

Tigerair to dispatch flights to Okayama

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Budget bearer Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航), a joint wander between Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL, 華航) and Singapore’s Tiger Airways, said Monday it will dispatch flights amongst Taipei and Okayama, Japan in mid-July.

To commend the new course, Tigerair said it will offer marked down one-path tickets for the new course for NT$699 (US$21.59) online between 9 a.m. furthermore, 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.

The tickets obtained will be legitimate until Oct. 29, as indicated by the aircraft.

Tigerair will offer three round-trip flights seven days between Taoyuan International Airport and Okayama, situated in western Honshu, beginning on July 14.

Flights will leave for Okayama at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Sunday Taiwan time, and will leave Okayama for Taipei at 6 p.m. Japan time that days.

The new course will be the ninth Tigerair flies amongst Taiwan and Japan and speaks to an expansion of its administrations to second or third level Japanese urban communities, the aircraft said.

Situated on the Okayama Plain, Okayama has a gentle atmosphere and is celebrated for its agrarian items, including excellent peaches and grapes.

Among its fundamental attractions are the many “Peach Boy” statues seen around the city, updates that the eminent Japanese story Momotaro san, or Peach Boy, began in Okayama.

Okayama has likewise been known for creating pants since the city revealed the primary combine of pants in Japan after the Second World War, and it now has a Jean Street that stand outs as one of the city’s fundamental attractions.

Tigerair said Okayama isn’t a long way from Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima, making it a decent base to investigate the western portion of Japan.

The eight goals in Japan at present served by Tigerair from Taiwan incorporate Tokyo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Okinawa.

Tigerair flight from Taiwan to S’pore redirected to Ho Chi Minh

A Tigerair flight from Taiwan to Singapore needed to make an unscheduled arriving at Ho Chi Minh on Friday (Jan 6), a representative for Tigerair said in a press articulation.

The representative for Tigerair said that Flight TR2993, which was conveying 163 travelers from Taipei to Singapore, was redirected to Ho Chi Minh City “because of a consuming scent in the lodge”.

As indicated by Tigerair, the airplane has since been grounded “for examination and upkeep by our architects”.

Flight TR2993 had taken off from Taipei at 1.55pm and was booked to arrive in Singapore at 6.55pm.

As indicated by Internet flight following administration FlightAware, the plane arrived at Tan Son Nhat International at 4.48pm.

“We have conveyed a ship flight to take visitors back to Singapore from Ho Chin Minh City in the early morning of Jan 7. Refreshments have been given to the influenced visitors in Ho Chi Minh City,” the representative included.

Tigerair illuminated that there was no fire in the flying machine and the episode was not caused by a motor issue.

“Security is of most extreme significance to Tigerair and we will save no exertion in guaranteeing the prosperity of our visitors,” the aircraft said.

Tigerair Taiwan to cut out flights to Singapore, Kota Kinabalu

From January, Tigerair Taiwan will never again travel to Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, its turn increasing worries about the eventual fate of the misfortune making spending carrier.

Bangkok will be the main South-east Asian city the carrier will keep traveling to.

The carrier said that it is hauling out of Singapore and Malaysia to accomplish “arrange effectiveness”, even as it takes conveyance of its tenth Airbus 320 air ship. In the meantime, it will add more administrations to Macau, Tokyo, Okinawa and Naha.

Tigerair Taiwan’s pullout will leave six aircrafts – Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar, Tigerair Singapore, China Airlines and EVA Air – flying the Singapore-Taipei course.

The minimal effort transporter, a joint wander between China Airlines and Tigerair Singapore, started operations in 2014, with its initially administration to Singapore.

In any case, it is confronting turbulent circumstances, with media reports saying that it has piled on misfortunes of NT$1.8 billion (S$78.4 million) in the previous two years.

China Airlines director Ho Nuan-hsuan told columnists yesterday that if the carrier keeps on being in the red, he may haul out of the association. A choice will be made before the year’s over, he included.

The Taiwanese national transporter has a 90 for every penny stake in the spending bearer, with Tigerair Singapore holding the rest of the 10 for every penny.

Mr Ho said as of late that he is troubled with the present joint-wander assention, which gives its Singapore accomplice the ability to veto any significant choice, including the likelihood of shutting down the bearer.

Recently, he said that he has connected with Tigerair Singapore, and converses with re-look the organization are continuous.

Taiwan’s Transport and Communications Minister Hochen Tan said yesterday his service trusts that China Airlines will “do its absolute best to ensure speculators”.

The service plans to create Taiwan as a center point for spending air transporters, he included. read more

TigerAir To Run More Flights Between Macau And Taiwan

The Chairman of Tigerair Taiwan, Chang Ho-Jo, said that the low-cost carrier will increase the frequency of flights between Macau and Taiwan, starting from August.

The information was announced on the sidelines of a ceremony where the company welcomed its three-millionth passenger at the Macau International Airport.

Specifically, the airline is considering adding three – and possibly up to seven – additional lines connecting both regions. Currently, there are 42 links between Macau and several destinations in Taiwan.

At the end of March, Tigerair Taiwan launched a new route between Macau and Taichung.

The airline’s chairman disclosed that this route has been running well, despite the unbalanced number of passengers. According to Chang, there are more passengers flying to Macau from Taichung and fewer passengers flying to Taichung departing from Macau.

The number of passengers is more balanced with respect to cities such as Taipei and Kaohsiung.

For the past few years, Tigerair Taiwan has been running a deficit. However, Chang expressed his optimism concerning the airline’s revenue in 2017, noting that Tigerair Taiwan can naturally continue its operations.

In July, the airline will unveil an independent website, that the company anticipates will allow it to seize more opportunities. In particular, they hope to convince more passengers to choose Tigerair Taiwan to provide one of their connecting flights on the way to their final destination. “Currently, we are still sharing a website with Tigerair Singapore, but after July 11 [the date on which Tigerair Taiwan will cease sharing their website with Tigerair Singapore] we will bump sales regarding this aspect, […] by letting the transit passengers become the main source of customers,” explained Chang.

So far this year, the airline has registered a 20 percent increase on average when compared to the homologous period of last year. Most noticeably, the airline’s passenger load factor reached more than 80 percent, a jump from the previous load factor of over 70 percent. read more

Tigerair Taiwan begins initially course from Taichung

An aggregate of 10 individuals arranged for the lace slicing function to check Tigerair Taiwan’s third course to Macau, this time from Taichung. Flanked by individuals from the aircraft’s lodge group are: Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macau Government Tourism Office of MSAR Government; Jackson Tsui, Executive Director of CAM Macau International Airport; Cristina Gomes da Silva, Director of Air Transport and International Relations from Macau Civil Aviation Authority of MSAR Government; Lu Chang-Shui, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office; Chang Ho-Jo, Chairman of Tigerair Taiwan; Eric Fong, Director of Marketing Department of CAM-Macau International Airport; Johnson Tsai, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau HK. Office; and Cindy Dum, Finance Director of Menzies Macau Airport Services.

Tigerair Taiwan added two new courses to its system amid the most recent week. On 29 March the LCC started day by day flights between Taichung (RMQ) and Macau (MFM). The 755-kilometer segment will be flown by the transporter’s armada of 10 A320s and faces rivalry from EVA Air’s current day by day benefit. While this is Tigerair Taiwan’s initially benefit from Taichung, it as of now serves Macau from Kaohsiung (day by day) and Taipei (four times every day). A day sooner Tigerair Taiwan had started twice-week by week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) flights between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Jeju (CJU) in South Korea. The 1,065-kilometer course isn’t served by some other bearer. This is the carrier’s third goal in South Korea as it as of now interfaces Taipei with Daegu and Busan.

Tigerair Taiwan begins second course to South Korea

Tigerair Taiwan, which started working in September 2014, has propelled its first new course of 2017. On 19 January the LCC presented a three times week by week (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays) benefit between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Busan (PUS) in South Korea. The 1,344-kilometer course is as of now flown by four different carriers; China Airlines (which claims 80% of Tigerair Taiwan) with 14 week by week flights,

Air Busan with 12, Jeju Airlines with nine and Korean Air with an every day benefit. Tigerair Taiwan at present works an armada of nine 180-situate A320s and serves 13 goals from Taipei (counting Daegu in South Korea) and three from Kaohsiung. Courses from Taipei to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia and Singapore were as of late dropped by the bearer. Another administration from Taichung to Macau has been penciled in to begin toward the finish of March.

The fate of the carrier is hazy as China Airlines is evidently considering purchasing the 10% of the aircraft possessed by Budget Aviation Holdings of Singapore, the holding organization for both Tigerair Singapore and Scoot. Tigerair Singapore will be converged into Scoot amid 2017.