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 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