Tiger Airways

Budget carrier Tiger Airways has introduced a new Tiger Plus premium add-on service, reported travel website TTGAsia.com Monday.

The premium service, part of the carrier’s initiative to expand its product and service offerings, will be available for flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport T2.

Tiger Airways, which operates from Singapore and Australia, flies to over 30 destinations across 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Passengers who are on the premium service will have access to SATS Premier Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 2.

Amenities at the lounge include free flow of refreshments and beverages, shower facilities, massage chairs, workstations with high-speed internet access, wireless internet connectivity and cable television. Tiger Airways is the first low-cost carrier to provide access for passengers to the premium lounge.

Tiger Plus, which costs about $39, is available for Tiger Airways flights departing from Singapore and can be purchased online or at service desks in the terminal.

The passengers will also have access to a dedicated check-in counter providing an early check-in service from 4am to 11.59pm on the same day as their flight.

This new service adds to Tiger Airways’s existing premium offering, the BoardMeFirst priority boarding service, which costs about $5 per person per flight segment.

Airline add-on services are growing in numbers and complexity as carriers continually devise new services and products to sell.

American Airlines recently introduced a new baggage delivery service within four hours of arrival priced from US$29.95 to US$49.95, while US Airways now has a premium meal in economy on international flights for US$19.99.