Perak expects more visitors from Singapore with Tigerair Flights

May 15, 2015 11:40 am 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Tigerair, which will launch its Singapore-Ipoh service on May 29, is set to boost the number of tourists and business travelers from the republic to Perak with its four times weekly flight.

The leading Singapore-based no-frills airline will carry about 1,440 passengers per week using its Airbus 320 aircraft, it said in a statement Thursday.

Ipoh, which is the fourth largest city in Malaysia, will be Tigerair's fourth Malaysian destination after Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang.

"We are excited to add Ipoh to our growing Asia network and make it more convenient for people to travel from Singapore to Ipoh for either leisure or business purposes," said chief executive officer Lee Lik Hsin.

The new route will make Tigerair the first to operate jet flights to Ipoh.

The inaugural flight, TR2482, will depart Singapore at 4 p.m. on May 29 and arrive in Ipoh at 5:20 p.m., while TR2483 will depart Ipoh at 7 p.m. and arrive in Singapore at 8:20 p.m.

Established in 2004, Tigerair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Group.

The airline operates flights to 37 destinations across Asia such as Bangladesh, Greater China, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (PNA/Bernama)

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