Tigerair Australia to add two A320s late 2013/early 2014
Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (09-Aug-2013) the carrier plans to add one A320 in 4Q2013 and one A320 in 1Q2014. These aircraft account for the last two of the 10 A320 deliveries slated for Tiger Airways Holdings in the fiscal year ending 31-Mar-2014 (FY2014). Singapore-based Tiger Airways Holding previously said that of the group’s 10 deliveries for FY2014 that Tigerair Singapore would receive six aircraft, Tigerair Mandala would receive two aircraft and the other two had not yet been allocated. Tiger Airways Holdings recently completed the sale of a 60% stake in Tigerair Australia to Virgin Australia, leaving Tiger with a 40% share. Tigerair Australia currently operates 11 A320s entirely in the Australian domestic market. The carrier is currently reviewing network options, including opportunities for deploying the two additional aircraft that will be added to the fleet in late 2013 and early 2014.