Tigerair Taiwan

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Tigerair Taiwan
Tigerair Taiwan logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
ITTTWSMART CAT
Founded2013;7 years ago (2013)
Commenced operations26 September 2014
Hubs Taoyuan International Airport
Fleet size11
Destinations21
Parent company China Airlines Group (100%) [1]
Headquarters

No3., Alley 123, Lane 405, Tunghwa N. Rd., Taipei,
10548. Taiwan

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Key peopleKwan Yue (CEO)
Website www.tigerairtw.com

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 Group and Budget Aviation Holdings.

Prior to 2016, China Airlines held 80 percent of the share while Budget Aviation Holdings and Mandarin Airlines each held 10 percent. [2] In 2017, as Tigerair Singapore merged into Scoot, CAPA reported that China Airlines had purchased Budget Aviation Holdings' 10% stake, leaving China Airlines and its subsidiary Mandarin Airlines as joint owners of the airline. [3]

History

Taiwan was the last major market in Asia to 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 a 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 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

V Air, a subsidiary of Transasia Airways, ceased operations at the end of September 2016, leaving Tigerair Taiwan as the only LCC based in Taiwan.

Livery

Tigerair Taiwan Airbus A320-200 Tigerair Taiwan, A320-200, B-50006 (20868745700).jpg
Tigerair Taiwan Airbus A320-200

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. [2]

Destinations

Tigerair Taiwan serves the following destinations:

Country / RegionCityAirportNotesRefs
JapanAsahikawa Asahikawa Airport
JapanFukuoka Fukuoka Airport [4]
JapanHakodate Hakodate Airport [5]
JapanIbaraki Ibaraki Airport
JapanNagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport [4]
JapanNaha Naha Airport [6]
JapanNiigata Niigata Airport Begins 30 March 2020 [7]
JapanOkayama Okayama Airport [8]
JapanOsaka Kansai International Airport [9]
JapanSendai Sendai Airport [10]
JapanTokyo Haneda Airport [11]
Narita International Airport [12]
MacauMacau Macau International Airport
PhilippinesCebu Mactan-Cebu International Airport [13]
PhilippinesKalibo Kalibo International Airport
PhilippinesPuerto Princesa Puerto Princesa International Airport [14]
South KoreaBusan Gimhae International Airport [15]
South KoreaDaegu Daegu International Airport [16]
South KoreaJeju Jeju International Airport [17]
TaiwanKaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport
TaiwanTaichung Taichung International Airport
TaiwanTaipei Taoyuan International Airport Hub [18]
ThailandBangkok Don Mueang International Airport

Fleet

As of March 2020 the Tigerair Taiwan fleet consists of the following aircraft: [19]

Tigerair Taiwan fleet
AircraftIn FleetOrdersPassengersNotes
Airbus A320-200 11180
Airbus A320neo 15 [20] 188Deliveries will start in 2021
Total1115

See also

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