Tiger Airways to start flights to India in October

Tiger Airways to start flights to India in October
AFP
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First Published: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 06 27 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 06 27 PM IST
Singapore: Tiger Airways will begin flying to India in October with one way fares excluding taxes starting from less than $39, the Singapore budget carrier said on 3 July.
The airline, partly owned by Singapore Airlines (SIA), will fly to Chennai four times a week from 28 October and will operate three flights weekly to Kochi starting 30 October, it said in a statement.
“This is another milestone moment for Tiger Airways,” said Tony Davis, chief executive officer of Tiger Airways.
The carrier announced in June it had received a permit from India to operate flights between Singapore and Indian destinations.
Tiger Airways said it had been granted rights to fly from the city-state to six destinations in India including Chennai, Goa and Kolkata.
Tiger, which began flying in 2004, connects Singapore with destinations throughout Southeast Asia and with China. It also flies to Perth and Darwin in Australia.
The budget carrier is owned by four shareholders, including SIA which has a 49% stake and state-linked Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings with 11%.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 06 27 PM IST