Tiger to grow base at Changi over next three years

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Singapore's Tiger Airways has signed a three-year agreement with Singapore's Changi Airport to expand its base there.

The low-cost carrier plans to increase its fleet of 10 Airbus A320-family aircraft at Changi to at least 12 by March 2011, says Tiger Airways Singapore managing director Rosalynn Tay.

It will also serve more destinations from the Southeast Asian country, and hire more staff, she adds.

"We also look forward to even more operational and cost efficiencies when we carry more passengers through Changi's budget terminal," says Tay.

Changi's executive VP for air hub development Yam Kum Weng says the airport's budget terminal's facilities will support Tiger in its growth.

"Since Tiger Airways commenced services in 2004, it has grown tremendously and is now one of Changi's top carriers by passenger carriage," he adds.