|Commenced operations||26 September 2014|
|Hubs||Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport|
|Parent company||China Airlines Group (100%)|
Tigerair Taiwan (Chinese :臺灣虎航; pinyin :Táiwān Hǔháng) is a low-cost carrier (LCC) based at Taoyuan International Airport. It was formed as a joint venture between China Airlines (80%), Mandarin Airlines (10%) and Tiger Airways Holdings (10%). In 2017, China Airlines acquired the 10% shares held by Budget Aviation Holdings after Tigerair Singapore has merged with Scoot. Tigerair Taiwan is the only LCC in Taiwan following the collapse of TransAsia Airways and V Air in 2016 and also the only airline left with Tigerair branding, after Tigerair Australia ceased operations in March 2020.
Taiwan was the last major market in Asia to not have a low-cost carrier (LCC). In early 2013, China Airlines and Transasia Airways became the first Taiwanese carriers to express interest in forming an LCC. The further reduction in entry barriers by the Civil Aeronautics Administration made it favorable for the creation of LCCs.
In October 2013, China Airlines chairman Sun Hung-Hsiang announced that the airline was in talks with a foreign LCC to start an LCC based in Taiwan. The partnership was made public in December 2013 when China Airlines created a new joint venture with Singaporean low-cost carrier Tigerair to establish Tigerair Taiwan. As part of the deal, China Airlines would hold a 90 percent share in the new carrier with Tiger Airways Holdings owning the other 10 percent. In March 2014, China Airlines subsidiary Mandarin Airlines took over 10% of its parent company's share in Tigerair Taiwan.
In September 2014, Tigerair Taiwan received an Air Operator's Certificate from the Civil Aeronautics Administration. The airline then commenced operations on 26 September 2014, with the first flight being from Taoyuan International Airport to Changi Airport.
All Tigerair Taiwan aircraft wear the Tigerair group livery along while having the words "TAIWAN" painted onto the rear of the fuselage. The airline is the first international carrier to have the word 'Taiwan' as part of a corporate livery or a company name.
Tigerair Taiwan serves the following destinations:
|Country / Region||City||Airport||Notes||Refs|
|Japan||Akita||Akita Airport||Begins 10 December 2023|
|Nagoya||Chubu Centrair International Airport|
|Osaka||Kansai International Airport|
|Sapporo||New Chitose Airport|
|Narita International Airport|
|Macau||Macau||Macau International Airport|
|Philippines||Cebu||Mactan–Cebu International Airport||Terminated|
|Kalibo||Kalibo International Airport||Charter|
|Puerto Princesa||Puerto Princesa International Airport||Charter|
|South Korea||Busan||Gimhae International Airport|
|Daegu||Daegu International Airport|
|Jeju||Jeju International Airport|
|Seoul||Gimpo International Airport|
|Incheon International Airport|
|Taiwan||Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung International Airport|
|Taichung||Taichung International Airport|
|Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport||Hub|
|Thailand||Bangkok||Don Mueang International Airport|
|Phuket||Phuket International Airport|
|Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang International Airport|
As of September 2023 [update] , Tigerair Taiwan operates the following aircraft:
|Airbus A320-200||9||—||180||To be phased out from 2023 and replaced by Airbus A320neo.|
|Airbus A320neo||5||10||180||Deliveries since 2021.|
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