Tiger Airways Australia was incorporated in March 2007 in the Northern Territory and will begin domestic Australian flights in late 2007. Tiger Airways Australia is a subsidiary of Tiger Airways, a Singapore Airlines backed low-cost airline. Tiger Airways does not currently offer its Australian domestic flights through Travel.com.au. However you can compare and book the best deals and availability from Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and other Australian domestic airlines in the one spot by clicking here. Search now.
Tiger Airways began flights from Darwin to Singapore in 2005, and added flights from Perth to Singapore in early 2007. Tiger Airways flies from their base at Singapore's Changi International Airport to 16 cities in seven countries.
Tiger Airways Australia have run an online poll get feedback about which domestic Australian destinations people would most like to travel to and plan to begin flights in late 2007.
Tiger Airways intend to compete with Jetstar and Virgin Blue in the low-cost Australian domestic airfare market. They currently offer cheap international flight combos from Darwin and Perth to South East Asian destinations including Bangkok, Krabi (Phi Phi), Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Manilla (Clark), Haikou, Shenzhen, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai and a number of other destinations.
Tiger Airways uses a single aircraft type, the Airbus A320-200, in order to maximise operational efficiencies and lower costs. The aircraft have 180 passenger seats, 2 cockpit and 4 cabin crew and an average cruising speed of 836 km/hr. Their fleet is currently expanding and remains a young fleet amongst low-cost airlines.
Tiger Airways began operations in 2004 with flights between Singapore and Bangkok. Singapore Airlines has a 49% stake in the low-fare airline. Tiger Airways' focus is on low fare flights throughout the Asia Pacific region. Tiger Airways is currently the largest low-cost airline operating out of Singapore and their passenger numbers grew by around 75% in 2006. Tiger Airways' CEO Tony Davis has said "fares are too high in Australia" and that Tiger will aim to offer the lowest airfares in the Australian domestic market, including "single digit" fares.