There are two airports to choose from if you're traveling to Boracay (Travel and Leisure's Top 2 of the 2013 World's Best Islands) -- Caticlan, the small airport, and Kalibo, the bigger one.
I always choose to fly to Caticlan airport when going to Boracay because it takes much less hassle to go to the beautiful island of Boracay. From the airport to the water port, it will just take you 5 minutes. But through Kalibo, there's a longer land transfer to go from the airport to the water port. If you're not in a hurry, Kalibo might be the wise choice because going there from Manila is cheaper than going to Caticlan.
Tigerair recently launched some new services, including transfer service from Kalibo all the way to Boracay, hassle-free. You can get transfer vouchers on board the plane! When we went to Caticlan, I had to get vouchers at the airport for the land transfer, and another at the water port for the water transfer. Learning about this great new service (with a promise of low rates) from Tigerair got me excited. Traveling to Kalibo does not seem so inconvenient now. The next time I travel, I'll definitely consider going through Kalibo. And, yes, I will definitely be back!
Three good reasons to fly with Tigerair
Airline launches new services
Tiger Airways Philippines (Tigerair), Asia-Pacific’s leading value-for-money airline, recently launched three new services to make travelling and booking transactions more convenient for its passengers: mobile application for instant bookings via cellular device; book online-pay in cash, a partnership with 7/11 as an outlet for payments of flights booked online; and transfer service for hassle-free travel from Kalibo Airport to Boracay.
The Tiger Mobile Application may be downloaded free in Apple and Android devices. It allows customers to search for the best flight deals, book flights, select seats and store personal information while on the go in their respective mobile phones.
“For added security and convenience, booked flights can also be retrieved automatically via a personal 4-digit pin. The mobile application is also an easy and convenient way to rebook via Tigerair as you can store your personal information under the “my profile section” such as your name, date of birth, passport information, full address and contact information,” said Joey Laurente, VP for Commercial of Tigerair.
This official mobile application may be used for bookings to any of Tigerair Philippines’ local and international destinations. It also serves as online portal to Tiger Airways “cubs” in Singapore, Australia and Mandala.
Tigerair also announced its partnership with the country’s top convenience store, 7/11. With the tie-up, passengers of the airline can now pay in cash through any of 7/11’s more than 780 branches nationwide, thus making payment transactions of its patrons easier and more convenient.
“We realize that not all our customers have credit cards so we decided to provide this service to them,” added Laurente.
Upon booking online at www.tigerair.com, the customer will receive a booking reservation code to be presented to any 7-11 branches to facilitate the cash payment.
Lastly, the Tiger Transfer Service makes it easier for passengers to travel from Kalibo International Airport all the way to the beautiful island of Boracay via a seamless multiple transfer service at the convenience of just one ticket. To facilitate said service, Tigerair sealed a deal with Southwest Tours Boracay Inc. under a specially-priced agreement.
“Travelling with Tigerair is not just a means to get to a destination, it is the beginning of your relaxing vacation. It is our thrust to offer value-for-money services, something we are proud to say, is shown through our Tiger Transfer Service,” Olive Ramos, President and CEO of Tigerair.
Guests flying on Tigerair can purchase a Tiger Transfer Service voucher on board the plane before landing in Kalibo International Airport or through the check-in counter in the airport. It will soon be available online as passengers book their tickets.
Tigerair’s main service hub is based in Clark International Airport in Pampanga and maintains a fleet of five Airbus 320 and 319 aircraft. It is the first commercial airline to fly direct between Kalibo and Singapore and will start mounting direct flights from Manila to Phuket in September.
“Since our official entry into the Philippine skies last July 3, Tigerair has vowed to open route networks that will bring guests faster and more conveniently to major destinations and tourist attractions across the region and the Asia-Pacific,” added Ramos
Tigerair takes advantage of the region-wide brand of Tiger Airways that connects passengers to more than 50 destinations in 13 countries. The airline reaches out to a wider market to give them access to quality airline service, thus bolstering its position as a low cost carrier (LCC) committed to bringing to its customers excellent standards of safety, security, and reliability.
Tigerair flies domestic via Terminal 4 to Manila – Cebu; Manila – Bacolod; Manila – Iloilo; Manila – Kalibo; Manila – Puerto Princesa; and Manila – Tacloban. Its international flights include: Clark – Hongkong; Clark – Bangkok; Clark – Singapore; Clark – Kalibo; Kalibo – Singapore; and Manila-Phuket.
For more information on Tiger Airways Philippines, visit www.tigerair.com or call +632-7984488.