Singapore's Tiger Airways plans to start twice daily services to Hong Kong from 1 February 2010.

"Hong Kong's status as a tourist and business destination, the demand for low fares and the ongoing success of Tiger Airways across Asia mean that now is the time for growth," says Rosalynn Tay, managing director of the low-cost carrier's Singapore operation.

Tiger Airways, in which Singapore Airlines has a 49% stake, will compete on the Singapore-Hong Kong route with SIA, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines, as well as low-cost rival Jetstar Asia.

The airline has a fleet of seven Airbus A320s and two Airbus A319s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news