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Singapore's Tiger Airways increases flights to the Philippines


SINGAPORE (XFNews) - Budget carrier Tiger Airways said it will increase

its services to the Philippines to five flights a week from three starting

June 6 due to strong demand.

Tiger Airways chief executive Tony Davis said the carrier's flights to the Philippines are already fully booked until June.

Tiger Airways began flights to Clark Field, 80 kilometres north of Manila, on April 5. Clark Field is a former US air base converted into a commercial airport.

Tickets for a one-way trip for travel July 1-August 31 are selling as low as 14.98 sgd, excluding taxes and other charges, according to the Tiger Airways website.

A one-way ticket to Manila on Philippine Airlines costs 310 sgd. On Singapore Airlines, it will cost 480 sgd.

More than 90,000 Filipinos reside in Singapore, according to the Philippine embassy. Singapore is also used as a travel hub by Filipinos working in other countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Tiger Airways is 49 pct owned by Singapore Airlines Ltd.

A rival budget carrier, Jetstar Asia, which is backed by Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd, also flies from Singapore to Manila.

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