Tiger charter flights to serve Resorts World Sentosa
Singapore, 19 February 2010: Resorts World Sentosa and Tiger Airways Singapore today announced plans for a chartered aircraft dedicated to flying overseas guests to Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore’s first integrated resort. Yet to be named, the private flight service, operated by Tiger Airways, will have an aircraft operating as a dedicated charter service for Resorts World Sentosa, transporting guests between Singapore and other cities around the region.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 5th February 2010, Resorts World Sentosa will take over the lease of the aircraft, while pilots and cabin crew of Tiger Airways operate the dedicated plane, which will ply Tiger Airways’ existing region-wide network, as well as short haul routes within Asia and Australasia.
Scheduled to commence operations in late 2010, the airline is poised to be yet another mode of transportation for overseas guests from the region travelling to and from Resorts World Sentosa. Details and flight schedules are still be finalized, but guests can expect a seamless journey that would span affordable air-travel followed by land transfers to Singapore’s first integrated resort on Sentosa island.
Ms Rosalynn Tay, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore, said: “We are proud to partner Resorts World Sentosa in bringing more visitors to Singapore. This is a real alliance with real benefits to both partners. While Tiger Airways gets a new revenue stream and reduced costs, Resorts World Sentosa gets a cost-effective solution to bringing more customers to Singapore’s most exciting new destination.”
“Having grown from a young cub to a big strong cat, it is time Tiger Airways Singapore has its own cub to add strength and joy to the Tiger family. Asia has many other untapped opportunities and we look forward to creating more innovative ways to grow our paw prints in the Year of the Tiger,” Ms Tay added.
Ms Liang Wern Ling, Director of Destination Sales, Resorts World Sentosa, said: “We promised Singapore that Resorts World Sentosa will bring tourism to the country and reinvent its tourism landscape. We are creating our own airline with this first aircraft, which shows our commitment to bringing the economic benefits to Singapore.”