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Tiger Airways joins the competition on Phnom Penh-Singapore

Tiger continues to densify its network. A few days after announcing the launch of a new Singapore-Hyderabad flight, the carrier confirmed the launch of a daily flight to Phnom Penh from October 1st.

SINGAPORE-Tiger Airways will join a crowded market between Phnom Penh and Singapore. Its paw print in Indochina with daily flights to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The inaugural flight will take off on 1 October 2012. This is Tiger’s first foray into Cambodia, and follows hotly on the heels of the launch of new flights to Hyderabad on 27 September 2012.

“Cambodia has made great strides over the past decade to become both a tremendously popular tourist destination and a business hub in the region. Tiger Airways is glad to be able to contribute to the country’s continued growth by further strengthening its international air links, offering travellers more choices of flights to better serve their needs, be it for business or leisure,” said Tiger Singapore’s Managing Director, Stewart Adams. Tiger will offer promotional fares until July 18 for travel from October 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2013.

The Phnom Penh-Singapore route is already served by 68 flights per month in each direction (the equivalent of 2.2 flights per day) by both Jetstar Asia and Silk Air. The arrival of Tiger Airways will add 28 more flights per month in each direction totaling a seat capacity of 5,400 seats. Silk Air will remain however the largest player on the route with 7,242 seats on 51 flights in each direction while Jet Star will have the smallest share in both seats and frequencies with 3,060 seats on 17 flights per month. Tiger Airways’ arrival will consequently boost capacity by over 50% according to data provided by IATA-SRS Analyzer.

Tiger Singapore-Phnom Penh flight will take off at 06:30 am (except on Friday and Saturday) while the return trip will start at 08:30 am from the Cambodia capital (except on Friday and Saturday).

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Luc Citrinot a French national is a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport with over 20 years experience. Based in Paris and Bangkok, he works for various travel and air transport trade publications in Europe and Asia.

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