Tigerair connects UP passengers to Singapore and beyond
Singapore-based budget carrier, Tigerair, that has just launched direct flights between Lucknow and Singapore is looking at providing hassle-free connectivity to passengers from Uttar Pradesh to Singapore and other international destinations. Speaking to Express TravelWorld, Teh Yik Chuan, director, sales and marketing, Tigerair said, “After establishing our base in south, we were keen on expanding our network in India due to the tremendous potential and opportunities available in the Indian aviation market. We studied the potential and the demand across various markets in India and arrived at the decision that Lucknow is a relatively untapped market with immense travel demand.” According to Chuan, choosing Lucknow as the next destination is a win-win for the airline as well as for the travellers from UP. “Moreover, we are the first airline to launch direct service between the two destinations, which will ensure hassle-free travel to them instead of travelling to nearest metro,” he added.
The top priority for the airline, mentioned Chuan, is to firmly establish its footprint in Lucknow-Singapore market and also further strengthen its presence in other existing markets – Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli and Kochi. “We have also expanded our network across Asia Pacific such that Indian passengers can also take advantage of our expanding network. Currently Tigerair connects to over 39 destinations across 12 countries in Asia Pacific. After transiting in Singapore, they can connect to popular destinations such as Sydney, Bali, Hong Kong etc. either with Tigerair or one of our interline partners such as Scoot,” said Chuan.
Pointing out that Indian travellers are increasingly using Tigerair for onward journeys, Chuan mentioned, “In addition to our own flight, we also after connectivity on our partner airline Scoot to Australia and Cebu Pacific to the Philippines.”
Tigerconnect is an add-on product that offers seamless transfer facility for Indian travellers to travel beyond Singapore without the need to clear immigration or retrieve baggage. “This service aims at paving the way for international journey for our travellers. Our Tigerair mobile application is highly user-friendly and enables customers to easily search for the best flight deals, book tickets, select seats, and store their personal information securely to speed up future bookings,” stated Chuan.