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Tiger Airways Launches tigerconnect With Changi Airport Group

BANGALORE, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Enjoy Hassle-free Transfers at Singapore Changi Airport

From 1 February 2013, passengers of Tiger Airways Singapore and its partner airlines will be able to make hassle-free transfers at Singapore Changi Airport without the need for travel visa to enter Singapore, immigration clearance, and retrieval and checking-in of their luggage a second time for onward flights. 

Tiger Airways, in collaboration with Changi Airport Group (CAG), recently announced the launch of tigerconnect, a seamless and hassle-free transfer service. The new service is provided jointly with CAG, and rides on the Changi Connects platform that was launched by CAG in November last year.

With tigerconnect, passengers making connecting flights will be able to collect their onward travel boarding passes on arrival at transfer desks in Singapore Changi Airport transit area. Thereafter, they can proceed to enjoy the myriad of amenities at the airport, without worrying about baggage transfers, before boarding the second leg of their flight to destinations such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Following Tiger Airways Singapore's recent collaboration with Via.com, customers in India will now be able to book flights on Tiger Airways through Via.com's network of more than 20,000 stores across 2400 cities.

Mr. Ho Yuen Sang, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore, said, "We are delighted to begin the new year with this collaboration with Changi Airport Group to offer our passengers seamless connectivity between flights, convenience and cost savings. We have rolled out a slew of new products and services last year, and tigerconnect is yet another step forward in terms of our offerings." 

tigerconnect is available across Tiger Airways' network of over 50 destinations, including those of its partner airlines, Mandala Airlines and SEAir, as well as on joint-itineraries offered with Scoot. The airport transfer feature will be incorporated in all of the airline's flights transiting at Singapore Changi Airport. Passengers in transit for more than eight hours can choose to travel without the airport transfer feature should they wish to leave the airport to meet with friends and relatives residing in Singapore.

Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Senior Vice President for Market Development of Changi Airport Group, said, "As a world-class airport recognised for its efficiency and service innovations, we are delighted to partner Tiger Airways to provide transfer passengers with a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. Changi Airport has seen a strong increase in transfer traffic over the past year, with an 11% year-on-year increase in the twelve months ending November 2012. With an innovation such as tigerconnect, more passengers will get extra time to enjoy the exciting array of world-class shopping, dining, relaxation and entertainment amenities available at Singapore Changi Airport." 

Tiger Airways has seen growing customer demand in connecting flights across its network, with over 120,000 passengers transiting at Singapore Changi Airport to onward destinations in 2012. Riding on this, the airline has also introduced several innovative products to further enhance its passengers' experience, including tigerapp, a mobile booking application available on the iPhone and Android mobile platforms; tigerplus, a premium add-on service; and tigershop online, which allows passengers to pre-order duty-free products ahead of flights. 

The following are selected routes that are available for booking from 24 to 30 January, and their accompanying fares.

    City Pair                                 Fares starting from
    Chennai - Singapore - Perth               INR 18,700
    Kochi - Singapore - Perth                 INR 16,500
    Hyderabad - Singapore Perth               INR 19,800
    Triruvananthapuram - Singapore - Perth    INR 16,800
    Chennai - Singapore - Jakarta             INR 18,700
    Tiruchirapalli - Singapore - Perth        INR 19,300
    Hyderabad - Singapore - Jakarta           INR 12,900
    Hyderabad - Singapore - Kuala Lumpur      INR 11,600
    Kochi - Singapore - Ho Chi Minh           INR 10,200
    Tiruchirapalli - Singapore - Kuala Lumpur INR  8,700


*Fares reflected in the above are subject to availability.

The travel period varies for different routes, starting from 1 March and ending on 30 June 2013. Fares are inclusive of taxes.

To take advantage of the deals above, please visit www.tigerairways.com or your nearest Via.com travel agent. 

About Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways is one of Asia's leading low cost carriers. Tiger Airways Singapore flew 99.99% of scheduled flights in 2012, and also took second spot in the Top 10 Airlines by Passenger Carriage Award in the 2012 Changi Airline Awards. It was named the Top Airline by Growth in Passenger Carriage (Singapore), and is the only budget carrier to be conferred a security award for the Threat- Oriented Passenger Screening Integrated System (TOPSIS) in 2012.

Established in September 2004, the airline has steadily grown its fleet to 30 Airbus A320 aircraft with an average age of under three years. It has another 11 aircraft of the A320 family operated by associate airlines Mandala Airlines in Indonesia, and SEAIR in the Philippines.

Tiger Airways and its associate airlines operate a network that extends to over 50 destinations across 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Tiger Airways is committed to offering customers great value fares and friendly service while maintaining the highest standards of safety, security and reliability. For more information, please visit www.tigerairways.com.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world's most awarded airport having garnered more than 420 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are over 330 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets across the airport's three terminals. Changi handled more than 50 million passenger movements in 2012, an annual record. Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 230 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds. 

Primary Media Contact: June Yong, [email protected], 65-6422 2388

Secondary Media Contact: Ng Koon Ling, [email protected], 65-6595 6483

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