Tig­erair Tai­wan an­nounces plan to end Taoyuan-Chi­ang Mai ser­vices

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Bud­get car­rier Tig­erair Tai­wan, a joint ven­ture be­tween Tai­wan’s China Air­lines and Sin­ga­pore’s Tiger Air­ways, said Thurs­day that it will end ser­vices be­tween Tai­wan Taoyuan In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Chi­ang Mai in north­ern Thai­land from Aug. 3, in re­flec­tion of mar­ket de­mand.

The car­rier said it will shift its fo­cus to the North­east Asia mar­ket in the wake of more travel in­ter­est in that re­gion.

Tig­erair, which launched flights to Tokyo’s Narita Air­port in April, will start of­fer­ing ser­vices to Ok­i­nawa later this month and to Osaka in early July.

Even more flights could be added on those routes, the air­line said, adding that a TaoyuanTokyo (Haneda) ser­vice is likely to be in place no later than next Jan­uary.

Those who have al­ready bought tick­ets to Chi­ang Mai will get full re­funds, change their des­ti­na­tion to Sin­ga­pore, Bangkok or Ma­cau with­out ex­tra cost, or make up the dif­fer­ence in price to get tick­ets to Tokyo, Ok­i­nawa or Osaka, ac­cord­ing to Tig­erair.

Af­ter Tig­erair’s move, V Air, a low-cost sub­sidiary of Tai­wan’s TransA­sia Air­ways, will be the only low-cost car­rier in Tai­wan op­er­at­ing flights be­tween Taoyuan and Chi­ang Mai.

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