22-Feb-2011 10:46 AM

Tiger seeks to launch international services from Australia

Tiger Airways CEO Tony Davis stated the LCC wants to launch an Australian-owned business to operate international commercial services (Herald Sun, 21-Feb-2011). Tiger Airways Australia is a subsidiary of Singapore’s Tiger Airways Holdings and under Australia law, is not permitted to operate internationally. The CEO stated discussions have taken place with “interested parties” with a spokesperson stating the airline was "willing and able to fly internationally if and when we get approval to do so". The LCC plans to target short-haul international markets, including trans-Tasman routes.