Tiger Airways, Singapore’s low fare airline, will be flying in a full load of 180 passengers from Australia on its inaugural flight from Darwin on flight number TR 701 which lands at Changi Airport at 9.10 am on Tuesday, 20 December, 2005.“Our Airbus A320 aircraft has a maximum capacity of 180 passengers and we are delighted to have a sell out crowd on the inaugural flight coming in from Darwin on Tuesday. This shows that many Australians want to visit Singapore and will take advantage of the affordable Tiger Airways fares to visit the Country. Since launching our 2006 (Northern) Summer sales earlier this week we have been getting very strong bookings for the Singapore-Darwin route on our new website www.tigerairways.com, “said Tiger Airways CEO, Tony Davis.
Tiger Airways new Singapore-Darwin route starts on Monday 19 December 2005. The first flight, TR700 leaves Singapore at 10.50 pm and arrives in Darwin at 5.05 am on Tuesday, 20 December 2005. The return flight, TR701 departs Darwin at 5.35 am and arrives in Singapore at 9.10 am, Tuesday 20 December 2005. Tiger Airways will operate four flights per week in each direction.
It is also a case of a “local” guy returning home to Darwin. The Captain of the Tiger Airways Airbus A320 flying on the inaugural Singapore-Darwin flight is Captain Nick Johnson, an Australian National, who previously worked for Airnorth, a regional airline based in Australia’s Northern Territory. Nick worked in Darwin for 4 _ years flying Brasilia aircraft.
Tiger Airways is Singapore’s largest and most popular low fare airline, serving 13 cities in seven countries (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Macau SAR, the Philippines, Australia and Indonesia).