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Tiger Airways: CASA removes restrictions on Tiger Airways Australia

22-Oct-2012 8:36 AM

Tiger Airways Holdings Limited stated (19-Oct-2012) its wholly-owned subsidiary Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited (Tiger Airways Australia) was on 19-Oct-2012 issued with a new Air Operators Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) without any restrictions associated with the 2011 grounding. The airline had previously been operating on an AOC with certain conditions imposed. Tiger Airways Australia CEO Andrew David said, “This is a significant milestone for Tiger Airways. Over the last year, we have worked hard to ensure that Tiger is second to none for safety, reliability and punctuality. Today’s news reflects our close working relationship with CASA and ongoing commitment to operational excellence.” In conjunction with CASA’s safety requirements, enhancements have been made to Tiger Airways Australia’s Safety Management System, and Tiger Airways Australia has now met all of the requirements set by the safety regulator. Mr David added, “Tiger Airways Australia will continue to work closely with CASA as the airline now focuses on achieving its commercial goals". The carrier has said that instead of rapidly expanding its domestic network, it is more likely to increase capacity on existing service (The Age, 19-Oct-2012). ''I haven't as yet seen any reductions in capacity. There is that much capacity it just puts pressure on everybody's yield - everyone is feeling it,'' Mr David noted. He continued, ''Qantas and Virgin are having a good go at each other and Jetstar is having a good go at us, and as a result there is a lot of pressure on airfares. The consumer is certainly getting a good deal.'' [more - original PR]