Tiger Airways aiming to be one of the top three airlines globally
Tiger Airways CEO Tony Davis stated the airline is aiming to become one of the top three airlines globally (Channel NewsAsia, 20-Oct-2010). He added “it's no wonder some of our competitors are getting so rattled” as the LCC has achieved record passenger numbers and growth of more than 43% year-in-year this year. Mr Davis also confirmed Thai Tiger Airways is on track to launch operations in 1Q2011. The comments were in response to comments from AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes that Tiger is a “tiny carrier” and a recent AirAsia advertising campaign with the tagline “If Tigers were meant to fly, they would be born with wings”. AirAsia stated the advertisement has “nothing to do with Thai Tiger”.