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Tiger Airways expects business travel to account for 15% of total traffic by next March


The present turbulence in industry provides numerous opportunities for LCCs, including Singapore’s Tiger Airways, as travellers switch to cheaper travel options and weaker operators reduce capacity or withdraw from some markets. As part of this trend, Tiger expects business travel to account for 15% of the carrier's total traffic by Mar-2010, more than triple from current levels. [1797 words]

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  • Bucking the trend: traffic up in 4Q08
  • To launch new 'boutique' service to add Jakarta and Denpasar to Asian network
  • Enough capital to survive the credit crunch
  • Adds A319 to growing fleet
  • Tiger Aviation fleet additions plan: 2009 to 2016
  • Australian unit still considering Sydney Airport
  • Enters agreement with WebJet; further expands website functionality
  • Australian domestic airfares fall to their lowest level in Jan-09
  • Leads the way with on-time performance record in Australia in Dec-08

Graphs and data:

  • Largest city markets from Singapore by seats
  • Domestic Air Fare Index (July 2003 = 100): Feb-04 to Feb-09
  • Departures on time (by month from Dec-07 to Dec-08)
  • Arrivals on time (by month from Dec-07 to Dec-08)
  • Cancellations (by month from Dec-07 to Dec-08)
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