Singapore’s Tiger Airways to launch flights to Colombo

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 01:41 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Tiger Airways is preparing to launch flights between Singapore and Colombo; its first destination in Sri Lanka and its seventh in its growing network of destinations in South Asia.

Tiger Airways from May will fly three times a week to Colombo when the service commences – on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The airline made available tickets to Colombo from last week at a special promotional fare with limited seats at a first-come-first served basis, from Sin$ 138 one-way (Singapore to Colombo), all-inclusive. The promotional fares are for travel from 31 May 2012 to 24 September 2012.


A bustling metropolis, Colombo is the political, economic and cultural centre of Sri Lanka, and is home to the majority of Sri Lankan corporations’ headquarters. As the largest city and capital in Sri Lanka, Colombo draws the varying cultures of the island-nation together to make up a beautiful patchwork of colonial architectural marvels, bustling trade vibes and rustic charm.

Stewart Adams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore said, “Colombo is an international gateway to many charming tourist spots in Sri Lanka such as its pristine beaches Beruwala and Unawatuna, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites Polonnaruwa and Kandy. The city is also an attraction in itself, with its rich cultural heritage coupled with the verve of a modern city.

The direct service to Colombo, together with Tiger Airways’ value-for-money air fares, will not only enhance connectivity between the two island nations, but will also provide Sri Lankans residing in South East Asia an added incentive to visit their family and friends in Sri Lanka more often.”