MANILA, Philippines – Tiger Airways Philippines is beefing up its flights to Davao starting December as part of efforts to expand its domestic routes via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 (NAIA4).
The airline launched a special one-way offering from Manila-Davao promo fare for as low as P499 with travel validity from Dec. 2 this year to March 29 next year. It would use the 144-seater Airbus 319 aircraft.
Aside from Manila – Davao, other domestic destinations of TigerAir include Manila – Cebu; Manila – Bacolod; Manila – Iloilo; Manila – Kalibo; Manila – Puerto Princesa; and Manila – Tacloban.
Its international destinations include Phuket in Thailand via NAIA4, Singapore via the Kalibo international airport in Aklan as well as Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore via the Clark international airport in Pampanga.
Aside from Manila-Phuket, its other international flights include: Clark – Hongkong; Clark – Bangkok; Clark – Singapore; and Kalibo – Singapore.
Davao is the premier hub of Mindanao and is home to some of the country’s top beach and mountain resorts, most notably the Pearl Farm in the secluded island of Samal. Davao City has been recognized as one of the most liveable cities in Southeast Asia.
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Tiger Airways Philippines president and chief executive officer Olive Ramos earlier announced that the budget airline intends to beef up its existing fleet of five aircraft to 25 within the next three to five years.
Ramos said the airline would be acquiring at least three to four aircraft per year over the next three to five years as it intends to increase its flights to existing destinations and mount flights to more destinations.
The airline has an existing fleet of three Airbus A320s with a seating capacity of 180 and two A319s.
It also sees its revenues tripling to P5 billion this year compared to last year due to the increasing number of airline passengers as shown by data from the Department of Tourism.