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Tigerair begins flights to Maldives

Tigerair has launched flights to Maldives as the only no-frills airline providing direct flights from Singapore.

An inauguration ceremony was held on Sunday at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, and senior officials from the Maldives government and airport officials were in attendance as the Tigerair A320 aircraft was greeted with a water salute from the taxi way as it landed in the Maldives.

Tigerair will fly four times weekly departing from Singapore every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

“The Maldives is widely considered to be a premier tropical beach destination and it is one of the best idyllic spots to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of our modern lifestyles. As the only no-frills airline flying direct from Singapore to Maldives, we hope to make this exotic holiday destination even more accessible than before to everyone, from families to honeymooners to beach lovers,” said Mr Ho Yuen Sang, Tiger Airways COO.

To celebrate the launch of the new Singapore-Malé route, Tigerair is offering a special USD107 promotional fare, inclusive of taxes. This promotion is valid for travel between 24 January 2014 and 20 September 2014.

Tigerair, is a low-cost airline headquartered in Singapore. It operates services to regional destinations in Southeast Asia, Australia, China and India from its main base at Singapore Changi Airport. Tigerair currently flies to 28 destinations in ten countries around the region.

The move also makes it the first budget carrier to offer such flights from Singapore. The only other airline currently offering direct flights from Singapore to the Maldives is Singapore Airlines.

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