The Philippines is blessed with 7107+ amazing islands. That’s why it is no wonder many tourists both of local and foreign origins instantly fell in love with this country. The challenging part, however, in traveling around the Philippine Archipelago is its geographical conditions. The islands are separated from each other so visitors are advised to book flights in the reputable airline companies in the country. For a long time, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air are the three commercial airline companies that dominated the domestic flights industry with its affordable rates. I think this will be quite different this time as the competition gets tougher with Tiger Airways coming into the picture.
Alright, Tiger Airways is not really new in the country. It is actually the former South East Asia Airlines or SEAir. Unlike SEAir, planes from Tiger Airways are lot bigger. (Probably because of its international wagon.) I’m also not so sure if they still have the small ones that are used in airports of some remote areas in the Philippines.
About two weeks ago, I experienced Tiger Airways plane in our flight going to Tacloban. Like the major commercial airplanes, Tiger is also offering affordable rates to their customers. In fact, we decided to go for them at that time because it provides the cheapest deal compared with other airline companies.
The experience was just fine. The crews are helpful plus the pilots are all professional. It was a bit cloudy back then but we just suffered a very minor turbulence. Overall, I can say that when it comes to commercial domestic flights, Tiger Airways can also be the option of tourists who are planning on a budget trip around the Philippine archipelago.