Tiger Airways to add six A320s by March 2012

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Singapore-based low-cost carrier Tiger Airways is planning to increase its fleet by 6 Airbus A320 aircraft to 20 by March 2012, the airline said in a statement.

"With a larger fleet, we will increase frequencies to our most popular destinations such as Bangkok and Taipei, re-introduce services to Bangalore following an 11-month absence and introduce exciting new destinations such as Cebu to our network," said Stewart Adams, managing director of Tiger Airways Singapore.

Tiger Airways will operate its new Singapore-Bangalore and Singapore-Cebu services four times weekly from 31 October and 6 September respectively, while increasing the frequency of the Singapore-Cebu route to daily flights from October, the statement said.

The carrier will also increase its flight frequency from Singapore to Kuching, Hat Yai and Taipei to 10 times a week from August and begin operating 11 Singapore-Tiruchirapalli flights a week from September, according to the statement.

The airline currently serves daily flights to all four destinations.

In addition, Tiger will increase its operations to Bangkok from 28 to 31 flights weekly from September and to 35 flights weekly from November.

The airline will operate its daily Singapore-Guangzhou services 10 times per week from November.

In view of Eid ul-Fitr, the airline will temporarily boost its Singapore-Jakarta flights from 14 to 19 weekly between 21 August and 4 September, Tiger Airways said.