“We set ourselves differently from other Low-Cost-Carriers in terms of safety and reliability. We are associating ourselves to this strength and capability by adopting the Tiger Airways brand in our marketing portal, liveries, and the pursuit of customer satisfaction,” President and CEO of Tiger Airways Philippines Olive Ramos says.
Tigerair, Asia-Pacific’s leading value-for-money airline has announced during its inaugural flight that it will aim for leadership by pioneering target destinations and expanding its route network by offering safe and reliable flights and sincere service to its passengers.
“We are the first commercial airline to fly direct between Kalibo and Singapore, and between Phuket and Manila. The carrier also flies to local destinations such as Clark, Laoag, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa, and international destinations such as Bangkok and Hong Kong, and expect more as we develop more routes to serve you better,” Ms. Olive added.
Committed to making a difference in the LCC business, Tigerair adheres to its commitment in promoting services beyond par by providing easy access, seamless travel process and minimal delays to its customers. Recently, Tigerair penned a partnership with Cashsense Inc., an over-the-counter payment facility which allows online customers of TAP to book for their flights online but pay in cash via 7-11 convenience stores or M Lhullier Outlets, nationwide. This payment option will be live for customers beginning August 1st.
As a testament to providing services beyond par, Tigerair through its customer-centric and highly-trained cabin crew and pilots earned the respect of many of its passengers. They have received various messages via the social media and letters to customer service. One very special letter came from an 11-year-old 6th Grader Nicole Anne Mabulay Bautista, daughter of Ron Bautista, Community Affairs Officer ll of LGU Kalibo, and Annie Lee Bautista, News Director of RGMA Kalibo. She is a consistent honor student of Infant Jesus Academy based in Kalibo and we are thankful that we have made her plane ride to Singapore a very unforgettable experience. Here’s her story:
SINGAPORE GALOREBy: Nicole Anne M. Bautista
I was very delighted when I heard that my mother and I will go to Singapore. This is a rare opportunity, because going outside the country is very expensive for us. I couldn’t explain my excitement; I couldn’t even sleep and eat properly.
I wondered and became interested when I heard that our airline will be Tiger Air. I haven’t heard about Tiger Airways before. I asked my mom about it and told me that it will be the first trip of Tiger Air from Kalibo to Singapore. I became more interested.
After my long…long wait, the time has come for us to go. I was beaming with happiness. While boarding the plane, i noticed that the flight attendants of the airline were fresh looking and beautiful. The plane was fantastic! I have motion sickness all the time but in our flight with Tiger Airways I felt very comfortable. I feel safe because the plane flew smoothly not like other planes I’ve rode on befre.
At last, we have reach the airport. While waiting to go down, a flight attendant talked to me and I was really entertained. She was so kind. When it’s time to go down, she said, “Enjoy your trip!” I said, “I will.”
The Changi Airport was soooo big and beautiful. It looks like a mall! When we fetched for taxi, my mom went in to sit in front. I shouted, “Ma, that’s the driver’s seat! We all laughed especially when the driver said, “Are you trying to hijack my car? The driver was so nice to us. He joked around and told us nice things about Singapore.
We went to many places in our Singapore trip. Our first destination was Gardens by the Bay. I can’t believe that the flowers there were real! Too beautiful that I was amazed to discover that those are not artificial flowers but real ones. We also went to Marina Bay Sands. I was surprised when I saw that the swimming pool was on the 57th floor! We also went to Orchard, where there are lots of shopping malls.
The next day, we went to Resorts World Singapore, where Universal Studios is located. It was nice. The Universal Studios was heaven for kids like me! The rides and shows were really fun! We also went to the Merlion, the trademark of Singapore. We also rode the cable car. I can see the Whole Singapore up there! Lastly, we went to the Night Safari where I enjoyed a lot. I saw lions, tigers, elephants and whoa!!! They are very near! I felt like I am hearing them breathe.
My trip to Singapore was very short yet memorable. It’s just like a dream…yes; I want to think it’s just a dream so I could sleep again and continue my journey in Singapore.
“We aim to be the leading airline and travel partner connecting Filipinos to the rest of the country and across Asia-Pacific. We strongly believe that travel experience begins at the airport – from the check-in process to leading you to your seat and flying you smoothly to your destination is what Tigerair is all about,” Ms. Olive ended.
Your travels will surely be a roaring good time when you fly with Tiger Air Philippines because you know you are fyling with the best. Tigerair has won several awards such as Best in-flight meals in the low cost airline category at the Asia Pacific Airline Food Awards 2012 and Low Cost Airline of the Year Award at CAPA’s Aviation Awards for Excellence in 2010.
Tigerair flies domestic via Terminal 4 to Manila – Cebu; Manila – Bacolod; Manila – Iloilo; Manila – Kalibo; Manila – Puerto Princesa; Manila – Tacloban. Its international flights include: Clark – Hongkong Clark – Bangkok; Clark – Singapore; Clark – Kalibo; Kalibo – Singapore. For more information, log on to tigerair.com.ph.