Tiger Airways to spread wings in China

SINGAPORE (XFNews) - Tiger Airways said it plans to begin flights to three Chinese cities, Haikou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Beginning in April, Tiger will fly four times a week to Haikou on Hainan Island and three times a week to both Guangzhou and Shenzhen, which is just across the border from the Chinese enclave of Hong Kong.

"This marks a news phase in the expansion plans of Tiger Airways as China is a huge country," said Tony Davis, chief executive officer of Tiger Airways.

The flights will commence once Tiger Airways takes delivery of two new Airbus A320 jets in April, Tiger said. The low-cost carrier currently flies to 13 cities in seven countries. It is 49 pct owned by Singapore Airlines.

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