Tigerair Taiwan is a low-cost airline based in Taiwan. It was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between China Airlines Group, Mandarin Airlines and Tiger Airways Holdings. In 2017, China Airlines acquired the 10% shares held by Budget Aviation Holdings after Tigerair Singapore merged with Scoot.
The airline is currently based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport where it flies to over 20 destinations in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as destinations in East Asia such as Japan and South Korea.
Tigerair Taiwan operates its flights with a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline is known for its low fares, offering a variety of fare types such as basic fares, value fares and flexi fares.
For flights with Tigerair Taiwan, passengers can bring one piece of carry-on baggage not exceeding the maximum dimensions of 54 x 38 x 23 cm, and one personal item (such as a laptop bag, handbag or duty-free goods).
The maximum combined weight for both items must not exceed 10kg.
Please note that if you are travelling with an infant that doesn't have a seated ticket, the infant won't be entitled to any carry-on baggage.
If you're flying with Tigerair Taiwan and have checked baggage, the checked baggage must not weigh more than 30 kg, and not be larger than the maximum linear dimension of 203 cm (the length of a single side should be equal to or less than 120 cm).
If you'd like to check in online for your Tigerair Taiwan flight, you can do so on the airline's website. Tigerair Taiwan's online check-in opens 48 hours before the flight is scheduled departs and closes 1 hour before takeoff.
If you're unable to check in online for your Tigerair Taiwan flight, you can check in at the airport. The airline's check-in counters are open 2 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart and will close 45 minutes before takeoff (except in India where it closes 1 hour before).
Tigerair Taiwan is a low-cost carrier - this means it operates with a single cabin class configuration and will only offer economy seats. This is so it can focus on providing affordable tickets without the frills of premium cabins. There are different fare types that Tigerair Taiwan offers.
TigerLite is the most basic fare option - it includes one hand baggage allowance, but no checked baggage, meals or seat selection (which can be added for an additional cost).
TigerSmart includes one hand baggage allowance and "Tiger Buddy" seat selection, as well as one checked baggage allowance. Additional services like meals and more flexible seat selection can be purchased for an extra fee.
TigerPro is the most flexible fare option - you get one hand baggage, one checked baggage, a meal and the ability to select your seat. Passengers can also make changes to their flight for free.
Tigerair Taiwan operates on a low-cost carrier model therefore it doesn't provide any in-flight entertainment. We recommend bringing your own forms of entertainment such as downloaded movies, TV shows and eBooks onto your personal device, or a book/magazine to read.
You can also purchase Wi-Fi on select Tigerair Taiwan flights so you can stay connected while in the air.
An in-flight meal is not included in the Tigerair Taiwan fare. You can purchase food and drinks on board through the airline's in-flight menu.
Tigerair Taiwan offers selection of pre-package snacks and light meals such as sandwiches, salads, pastries and instant noodles - prices vary depending on the item but generally range from a few dollars to around $10 USD.
A variety of drinks are available including water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee. Alcoholic drinks are also available for an additional cost.
Tigerair Taiwan has a frequent flyer program called "Tiger Club". It's not a traditional points-based program like those offered by major airlines - instead, it focuses on achieving "Tigerpath", which is essentially a mileage based on your ticket fare. Here's how Tiger Club works:
You can earn 1% of your ticket fare as Tigerpath with every Tigerair Taiwan flight you take. For example, for a $100 ticket, you'd earn 1 Tigerpath.
TigerLite and TigerPro are the two membership tiers in Tiger Club. You start as a TigerLite member and then automatically upgrade to TigerPro after achieving 100 Tigerpath.
If you're a TigerPro member, you earn Tigerpath at a faster rate (2% instead of 1%), get priority boarding, enjoy exclusive promotions and have the option to redeem your Tigerpath for discounts on future flights and add-on services.
Tigerair Taiwan isn't currently a member of any airline alliance, however, it does have some indirect connections to alliances through its parent company, China Airlines. China Airlines is a member of SkyTeam - passengers flying with China Airlines can earn and redeem miles on other SkyTeam member airlines like Delta Air Lines, KLM and Korean Air.
Passengers cannot earn or redeem SkyTeam miles on Tigerair Taiwan flights.
The airline flies from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to many destinations such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Taipei, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, China, Macau, Zhangjiejia, Singapore, Osaka, Naha and Kaoshiung.
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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, also known as Taoyuan Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Taiwan. The airport serves the entire northern Taiwan region including the capital city, Taipei. The airport has two terminals - Terminal 1 serves mostly domestic flights and Terminal 2 serves mostly international flights.
The airport is currently a hub for China Airlines, EVA Air, Mandarin Airlines, Starlux Airlines and UNI Air, as well as Tigerair Taiwan. It's also an operating base for Cathay Pacific and Scoot.
Tigerair Taiwan operates its flights with the following aircraft in its fleet: