Oct 04, 2016 UncategorizedComments Off on Tigerair to stop flights to Singapore, Sabah
Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture budget airline between Tigerair Singapore and Taiwan's China Airlines, announced on Wednesday that it will stop flying to Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah state in Malaysia, next year in order to prioritize economic efficiency.
Amid reports that Tigerair has lost NT$1.8 billion (US$57.31 million) since its launch in late 2013, the budget airline issued a statement on Wednesday focusing on new deployments next year.
Starting on Jan. 3, 2017, Tigerair Taiwan will terminate its Taoyuan- Singapore and Taoyuan-Kota Kinabalu routes and focus on more popular routes to Macau, Naha, Okinawa and Tokyo's Narita airport.
Tigerair said that affected passengers will receive a full refund within one month without having to apply for reimbursement, as well as a NT$500 coupon per person that can go toward the cost of tickets on other routes within six months.
Tigerair reiterated that it will go ahead with the introduction of a 10th new plane in January 2017 and continue to develop other flight routes.