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Tigerair Taiwan to add flights to Taoyuan-Macau route

Tigerair Taiwan to add flights to Taoyuan-Macau route

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, announced Wednesday that it will increase the number of flights on its Taoyuan-Macau route from Aug. 1. The budget airline said it will add one extra flight per day to its Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday schedule, which currently offers two round-trip flights between Taoyuan and Macau. Tiger Air also currently operates two return flights on Saturday and one on Monday and Wednesday on that route. Starting Aug. 1, the new service will depart Taiwan at 6:05 a.m. and return from Macau at 8:35 a.m., offering more flexible options to travelers seeking a short and inexpensive getaway, the carrier said. While Tigerair Taiwan is optimistic about demand for travel between Taoyuan and Macau, V Air, a low-cost carrier owned by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, is about to halt operations on that route. V Air announced in May that it will suspend flights between Taoyuan and Macau from July 10, exactly three months after it launched a service on the route. Nonetheless, Tigerair Taiwan is facing strong competition from carriers such as EVA Air, TransAsia Airways, and Air Macau, which all fly on that route. Some 41,120 Taiwanese traveled to Macau in May, the highest number for that month since 2012, according to data from the Transportation Ministry. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-24 04:24 GMT+08:00