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Tiger Airways at a Glance

Tiger Airways addresses the needs of travelers looking for a reliable low fare carrier to serve the Asia Pacific Region, and has responded well to the tremendous growth of air travel and the rise of budget travel in the region.

Based at Singapore's Changi International Airport, destinations currently encompass airports within a four-hour flying radius of Singapore.

We offer passengers not only one of the lowest possible airfares in the market but safe, reliable and convenient point-to-point air travel to Asian destinations we serve.

Established in December 2003, Tiger Airways took to the air on September 15, 2004 with the inauguration of service between Changi International Airport and Bangkok International Airport in Thailand. The airline now serves 16 cities around Asia with a fleet of nine new Airbus A320 aircraft with more new destinations to come.

Our founding shareholders are: Singapore Airlines Limited (49%); Indigo Partners LLC, the investment firm founded by Bill Franke, (24%); Irelandia Investments Limited, the private investment arm of Tony Ryan and his family, (16%); and Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd (11%).

Core Business Strategy

The low-cost carrier model is based on three customer-focused core strategies:

  1. market stimulation – creating opportunities for new travelers and empowering budget-conscious people to fly more often;
  2. stringent cost controls throughout our operations so that we can keep our fares low for travelers;
  3. capacity utilisation – maximising the number of sectors served per plane in a day with efficient air traffic planning

Choice Destinations

Tiger Airways flies to 16 cities in seven countries from Singapore Changi Airport:

Country City Airport
Australia Darwin Darwin International Airport
Starts 23 Mar 2007
Perth Perth Airport
China Guangzhou Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport
Haikou Haikou Mei Lan International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao An International Airport
Macau SAR Macau Macau International Airport
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport
Hat Yai Hat Yai International Airport
Krabi Krabi Airport
Phuket Phuket International Airport
Starts 9 Jan 2007
Udon Thani Udon Thani International Airport
Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport
Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Indonesia Padang Minangkabau International Airport
Philippines Manila (Clark) Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi International Airport

Tiger Airways also offers daily flights between Macau and Manila (Clark).

Two-Letter Code: TR
Three-Letter Code: TGW

Ease of Bookings

24-hour online booking: Book online at our website at any time. Just select your travel requirements to proceed with the reservation.

Ticket counters at airports: Tiger Airways currently operates nine ticket counters located in Singapore, Macau, Clark, Guangzhou, Haikou, Shenzhen, Ho Chi Minh, Padang, and Phuket airports (for same day travel ticket sales).

Fleet Specifications

  • Nine Airbus A320 aircraft, all powered by International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engines, a modern jet engine with proven track record of reliability and efficiency. Tiger Airways expects the delivery of 3 more brand new A320 aircraft in Summer 2007, and 8 new A320 aircraft between 2008 and 2010.
  • Tiger Airways uses a single aircraft type for operational efficiencies which lowers cost
  • Tiger Airways A320 aircraft have a single-class configuration of 180 seats
  • Tiger Airways aims to have one of the newest fleets among the low cost carriers


  • Tiger Airways has committed S$110 million for a 5-year maintenance contract with SIA Engineering
  • 24-hour Fleet Technical Management and provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services by SIA Engineering
  • Our aircraft maintenance program satisfies the safety standards required by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  • Our pilots are trained inline with industry standards and aviation regulations to ensure the highest safety standards are met
  • Our cabin crew are all trained and qualified on evacuation procedures and drills, fire fighting, security, survival training, first aid, use of emergency equipment in preparation to handle any situation


  • Bullet-proof cockpit doors installed across its fleet
  • Security cameras installed in passenger cabin for customer and crew safety

Journalist Enquiries

For journalist enquiries only, please contact:
(When writing, please indicate which media organization you represent. Non media-related emails will not be entertained.)

Ronald Wong
Fleishman-Hillard Singapore

William Chia
Fleishman-Hillard Singapore