By: By Lee Hsin-Yin, Central News Agency
Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan’s China Airlines and Singapore’s Tiger Airways, said on its first anniversary Saturday that its passenger volume could reach 500,000 by the end of September. This will be a significant landmark for Taiwan’s aviation industry, said Tigerair Taiwan, which became the country’s first budget carrier on Sept. 26, 2014. The airline, currently using six A320 jets to fly to foreign destinations of Tokyo, Okinawa, Osaka, Macau, Bangkok and Singapore, said it will continue expanding its fleet and launching new routes that meet market demand. To help the public better relate to its brand, Tigerair Taiwan held a celebration with the Taipei Zoo on Saturday, during which the airline vowed to become the zoo’s partner in raising awareness about tiger conservation.