Among those present at the launch of Tigerair Taiwan’s new service from Taipei Taoyuan to Saga in Japan were Zhang Hongzhong, Chairman, Tigerair Taiwan (back left) and Yamaguchi Xiangyi, Governor of Saga (back centre). The service will be operated twice-weekly using A320s, with the LCC being the sole operator on the city pair.
- Tigerair Taiwan commenced a year-round operation to the Japanese city of Saga (HSG) from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) on 29 July. According to OAG Schedules Analyser data, the 1,255-kilometre route will be operated twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) using the LCC’s fleet of 180-seat A320s. Currently, no other carrier operates between the two airports. On Thursdays, the service departs Taipei Taoyuan at 07:00, arriving in Saga at 10:25 local time. The return leg then leaves Saga at 11:25, touching down back in the Taiwanese capital at 12:55. On Sundays, the outbound flight leaves at 08:05, arriving at 11:25 before the return service departs at 12:30, arriving back in Taipei at 14:00. With this launch, it now means that in S18 Tigerair Taiwan is offering 14 Japanese destinations from Taipei Taoyuan, with a total of 137 weekly departures being provided.