Tigerair Taiwan to launch Kaohsiung-Okinawa flights next year

Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture budget airline between Tigerair Singapore and Taiwan’s China Airlines, said Tuesday that it will launch flights between Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan and Okinawa in 2017.

From March 4, the carrier will operate two round-trip flights per week on the route, the 12th operated by Tigerair Taiwan between Taiwan and Japan.

The airline currently operates one Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport-Okinawa flight per week, and will increase that number to four from Feb. 6, 2017, in response to positive market feedback.

Meanwhile, the airline will end its flights to Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, capital of Malaysia’s Sabah State, on Jan. 3, in order to prioritize economic efficiency, said Chairman Ho-jo Chang (張鴻鐘).

Chang said the carrier is considering offering flights between Taoyuan and Busan in South Korea before the Lunar New Year, as well as launching a Taichung-Macau route in the near future.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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