Tiger Air PH eyes flights to Korea, Japan
MANILA, Philippines - With the expected delivery of three Airbus aircraft next year, budget carrier Tiger Airways Philippines is looking at mounting flights to several Asian destinations, including Japan and Korea.
According to Tiger Airways Philippines president Olive Ramos, the airline will be joining the Philippine air panel which will be holding talks with its Japanese counterpart next week.
"The new aircraft will be purchased on a lease agreement and will be funded through internally generated funds. We are preparing for our new destinations,” said Ramos.
The budget airline is looking at Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka as possible routes to Japan.
Ramos said that the airline will ask the Civil Aeronautics Board for a seat entitlement of 4,000 to 5,000.
"If possible, we want to be granted unlimited seats to Japan,” she said.
Aside from Japan, the airline is also applying for seat entitlements for Korea, particularly to Incheon and Busan.
“We want to mount daily flights to Japan and Incheon and Busan in Korea out of Manila and Cebu," Ramos said.
Tiger Airways Philippines intends to expand its fleet of two A319s and three A320s to 25 aircraft over the next three to five years.
Tiger Airways Philippines currently offers flights from Clark and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong as well as local destinations including Clark, Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa.