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CEO says Tiger will be in Australia for long term

8-Jul-2011 11:10 AM

Tiger Airways Australia’s CEO Tony Davis stated the LCC is focussing on a fresh start and will have a long-term future in Australia (AAP, 08-Jul-2011). Mr Davis has been flown in from Tiger Airways Holdings’ head office in Singapore and is conducting a comprehensive review of the Australian operation. The CEO believes there is still support for Tiger in Australia. "We're committed to a long-term future and I think Australians want us to be here to ensure that there is competition in the air sector." Mr Davis conceded that Tiger's image had taken a knock in the past week and it would have to work hard to regain consumer confidence (The Australian, 08-Jul-2011).

Tiger Airways Australia: "We're clearly addressing the issues that have been identified by CASA and in addition to that we're completing our own review ... So, as I said before, it's about a fresh start, it's about addressing anything that needs to be addressed and it's about having a long-term, viable, safe airline here in Australia … We're investing significantly in the long-term future of Tiger Australia, and my appointment to lead the organisation is a tangible demonstration of that.” Tony Davis, CEO. Source: AAP, 08-Jul-2011.

Tiger Airways Australia: "We're not contesting the extension of the suspension until July 31. That gives us several weeks now to make sure we look at every part of the business and that we address everything that needs to be addressed. The priority here is for us to make sure that everything that needs to be done to ensure safety has been done." Tony Davis, CEO. Source: The Australian, 08-Jul-2011.

Tiger Airways Australia: “Passengers have been telling us - and we've had a lot of support from people in Australia - that they like the low fares that Tiger offers, they like the competition we bring to the marketplace. They're very keen we don't go back to a duopoly … with just two airlines controlling the market. They want us to survive and prosper." Tony Davis, CEO. Source: The Australian, 08-Jul-2011.