Tiger heaps capacity on Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route
Friday, September 26, 2008: Tiger Airways has just announced that it is adding 400% more capacity on the Singapore–Kuala Lumpur route, which means that the currently daily service will turn into a five-daily service.
This means the two cities will see an additional 40,000 extra seats each way a month or 480,000 seats in a year, and fares are already on sale.
“This is a huge milestone in Asian low fare aviation, and at Tiger Airways we’re very proud to be leading the way once again,” said Rosalynn Tay, Tiger Airways Singapore Managing Director.
“This huge increase in flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore means one thing for travellers – lots more Tiger Airways’ famous low fares.”
The extra capacity will be spread throughout the day, from early in the morning to late at night. Departing Singapore the flights leave at 06:10, 13:10, 14:30, 17:10 and 20:50.
“I would like to congratulate the forward thinking of the Singapore and Malaysian governments and aviation authorities in their progression of a liberalisation agenda that benefits both economies,” said Ms Tay.
“By meeting this liberalisation milestone ahead of the ASEAN roadmap both countries are acknowledged around the world in a job well done. The customer is the big winner here. ”
The Singapore and Kuala Lumpur routes used to be one of the most heavily regulated. Historically Singapore to Kuala Lumpur has only been serviced by legacy carriers Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airlines. But as of the 1st of February this year, budget airlines have been granted the rights to start operations.
From liberalisation, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and AirAsia have all raced for a market share on this lucrative route.