AIT Dublin: Irelandia says pure LCC with lowest cost 'wins'
Irelandia Investments partner Tony Davis at CAPA’s Airlines in Transition conference in Dublin rebuffed (11-Apr-2013) the hybridisation of airlines, saying he believes “pure” LCCs that do not hybridise deliver the lowest cost to the customer and “win”. Mr Davis and Irelandia established the Tiger Airways brand in Asia with other partners. Tiger followed a pure model while competitors AirAsia and Jetstar hybridised. Since Mr Davis’ departure from Tiger in 2011 Tiger’s new management is adopting a hybrid platform. Irelandia invests in the Viva-brand of carriers in Latin America.