Tigerair plans to launch new services from Singapore to five destinations from October.

The low-cost carrier will start a Singapore-Lijiang service on 29 October. The service will be operated twice weekly on odd-numbered weeks and once weekly on even-numbered weeks, says the airline's spokeswoman.

This will be followed by four times weekly Singapore-Chiang Mai and Singapore-Langkawi services on 2 and 8 November respectively.

A six times weekly Singapore-Surabaya service will also be introduced on 15 November, complementing the daily service operated by its Indonesian affiliate Tigerair Mandala. Subsequently, a thrice weekly Singapore-Lombok service will begin on 22 November.

Tigerair will use Airbus A320 aircraft on these new services.

Innovata schedules show that Tigerair will be the only operator on the Singapore-Lijiang route, and will compete with SilkAir on routes from Singapore to Chiang Mai, Langkawi and Surabaya.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news