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Tiger Airways eyes new routes in Asia and Australia

On the eve of the World Route Development Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Tiger Airways announced (10-Oct-08) that its delegation will be in discussions with airports from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cambodia and Australia as it seeks to extend its reach in the Asia-Pacific region.

Also high on the priority list is the addition of further capacity on existing routes in the international network from Singapore to countries such as Malaysia, China, India and Indonesia together with domestic routes in Australia.

Steve Burns, Chief Operating Officer Tiger Aviation said “History tells us that the true low cost airline model is perfectly positioned to thrive in uncertain economic times. By building our presence on existing routes from Singapore and within Australia, and expanding our footprint to new destinations in places such as Hong Kong, Cambodia and Taiwan, we can be the first airline to offer true low fares to these destinations.”

Tiger Airways will increase its fleet from 12 planes to 16 in the next four months with firm orders in place to take the total fleet to 72 in the next 7 years.

Steve Burns said “We are seeing strong forward bookings driven by our true low fares, and with our firm aircraft order Tiger Airways is set to further grow air traffic in the Asia-Pacific region while other airlines cut back services. The continued liberalisation occurring in the Asia-Pacific region means millions more low Tiger Airways fares in the coming years.”

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