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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Budget carriers pledge no increases

Australia's budget airlines say they'll continue to offer ultra-low fares despite the rising price of fuel, which now accounts for nearly half their running costs, up from about 20 per cent 18 months ago.

Jetstar and Tiger are the kings of the below-$50 cheapies (although Virgin Blue occasionally joins them in sale periods) and they're not about to alienate bargain hunters.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Tiger flights to Sydney more likely

Tiger Airways flights between Melbourne and Sydney are becoming more likely after the airline signalled it wants to use Bankstown Airport as a hub.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Tiger looks for second Aussie hub

Tiger Airways appears to have already outgrown its initial launch plan and is looking to establish a second Australian base and bring in more aircraft.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tiger and Jetstar get rights to Singapore-KL route

Singapore said Friday Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia have been granted the rights to operate flights to Kuala Lumpur from February onwards.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Tiger launch marred by spat with Qantas

The launch of new budget carrier Tiger Airways was marred today by a spat with Qantas over services into Alice Springs.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tiger cleared for take-off

Tiger Airways is expected to be given the all-clear to start domestic Australian flights this Friday, with the airline set to receive its Air Operator's Certificate tomorrow morning.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Singapore budget carrier confirms order for 30 Airbus A320 planes

Singapore low-cost carrier Tiger Airways has signed a contract to buy 30 Airbus A320s, with 20 more on option, the European aircraft manufacturer said.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

First Tiger Airways plane lands at Tullamarine

Cut-price carrier Tiger Airways landed its first plane in Melbourne today, signalling a new airfare price war.

The Singapore-based airline group, which is set to begin domestic flights in Australia in early December, landed a jet at Melbourne Airport at 1.40pm (AEST) today as part of a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval process.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Asian no-frills airlines woo fliers from south India

South-East Asian airlines are getting more aggressive. Value carriers, such as Nok Air, AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Lion Air, have either started betting big on destinations in south India or are planning to do so.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

War in the air as Tiger challenges Jetstar

The jostling to be deemed the leading budget airline in Australia continues, with Jetstar bettering Tiger Airways' low fares to Tasmania and Virgin Blue revealing it will set up a $61 million headquarters to further its expansion.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Tiger chews into Jetstar's cheapest airline vow

Tiger Airways is to offer one-way fares between Perth and Melbourne for $59.95 in a move that has prompted Jetstar to abandon its vow to remain Australia's lowest priced airline.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Tiger beefs up fleet for launch

Tiger Airways has ordered up to 50 extra Airbus A320s for its upcoming launch into the Australian domestic market.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tiger confirms Melbourne hub for domestic and international flights

Tiger Airways has confirmed it will base its Australian operations in Melbourne, creating direct competition with budget rivals Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Jetstar launches $3 tickets

Jetstar has offered its Jetmail customers 30,000 tickets at $3 each in response to the planned entry of Asian carrier Tiger Airways into Australia's domestic market.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

State hopes Tiger will pounce on Melbourne

The Victorian State Government is aggressively lobbying to snare the Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airways as a Melbourne based airline.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Tiger Airways Australian Expansion

Singapore based low cost airline Tiger Airways is about to expand its opeations to Australia. The airline is conducting a survey on their website to find where to fly to in Australia. Vote for your selection here:

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Australian airports queue up to catch Tiger

Tiger Airways has applied to become the Australia's next domestic carrier, and the country's airports are scrambling for the right to host the low-cost airline.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Tiger Airways to fly Perth to Singapore

Singaporean budget carrier Tiger Airways will fly between Singapore and Perth starting March 23 with return fares from $300.

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