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Tiger’s future after Tony Davis looks familar

Singapore’s Tiger Airways is at a crossroads now that its founding CEO, Tony Davis, is leaving the low-cost carrier on 1 November. His position became untenable after Tiger’s Australian operations were grounded on 1 July due to safety reasons. Tiger’s shareholders Singapore Airlines and Temasek – Singapore’s national investment arm – were increasingly unhappy at […]

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Tiger vs AirAsia

It’s no secret by now. AirAsia and Tiger Airways aren’t the best of friends. And it’d be hard expecting them to, going by the intense competition for a bigger share in the Asia Pacific low-cost carrier market.But recently, the rivalry has gotten a lot more heated, and certainly, way more personal.Tiger Airways today issued a […]

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AirAsia takes a dig at Tiger

AirAsia took out a full-page advertisement in today’s Straits Times in Singapore, declaring “We’ve got the stripes – guaranteed to fly everyday” with “stripes” in big block letters coloured in with tiger stripes. If you’ve heard about Tiger Airways’ flight disruptions last weekend, you will see that the ad is a not-too-subtle jibe by AirAsia […]

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Thai Tiger ruffles some political feathers

Tiger Airways and Thai Airways International grabbed headlines three days ago with their announcement to form a new low-cost carrier in Bangkok, turning up the heat in the already competitive low-cost carrier market in the Asia Pacific.The deal, however, seems to have not gone down that well with those in power in Thailand. Transport minister […]

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Why not Japan next, Tiger Airways?

Following today’s announcement that Singapore’s Tiger Airways is joining Thai Airways to form a Bangkok-based subsidiary, the betting is on where the low-cost carrier’s next base would be.The carrier has previously looked at South Korea (where it still does not fly to) and the Philippines, but both plans fell through and it continued with Singapore […]

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Tiger roaring up the wrong tree?

Singapore-based low cost carrier Tiger Airways has dominated its fair share of news headlines this year, as it rolled out an initial public offering, announced a third Australian base at Avalon Airport and announced ambitious plans to double its fleet in the next two years.Which is all well and good, because it’s always exciting to […]

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Tiger Airways bares its claws

After months of silence, Tiger Airways has come out swinging against its rivals and dismissed the AirAsia-Jetstar alliance as mere “hot air”.Its CEO Tony Davis (above) has had an uncomfortable few months, telling reporters that he was unable to speak to the press because of stock exchange regulations related to the airline’s listing in January.But […]

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Go on then, mouth off to Tiger

Maybe this is an airline’s way to getting touchy-feely with customers, and it certainly is a public relations exercise. Somehow, though, I don’t know if Singapore’s Tiger Airways has really thought through its latest plan.It is inviting passengers to join a task force, where they can give their feedback on customer services, destinations, and product […]

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PHOTOS: Tiger muscles in on Sydney-Melbourne

Tiger Airways Australia launched direct flights between Sydney and Melbourne yesterday, with members of the West Tigers National Rugby League team pulling an Airbus A320 aircraft out of the hanger (pictures above and below) as part of the airline’s publicity plan.The carrier will certainly need all the strength it can get to muscle in on […]

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Seair outcome leaves question mark over Tiger’s international ambitions

I would like to thank David Lloyd for responding to my last posting on Philippine carrier Seair. As he quite rightly pointed out, Seair no longer plans to add A320s. I spoke with Seair’s director Nick Gitsis who told me that Seair has put its plans on hold. He cited the global economic downturn and was unable to […]

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