Topic archives: Tiger Airways

Safety report details breach that got Tiger Airways grounded

Safety report details breach that got Tiger Airways grounded

December 18, 2013 5

Tiger's A320 could have become a smoking hole in a suburb on this Avalon airport approach in 2011, and for CASA it was the last straw, causing it to ground the airline two days later.

Tiger changes stripes, becomes Tigerair, goes cuddly

Tiger changes stripes, becomes Tigerair, goes cuddly

July 3, 2013 4

Tiger Airways, the group, has changed its branding and name to Tigerair from this morning, ahead of this month’s transfer of a controlling interest in its Australian operations to Virgin

Has Virgin real control over Tiger?

Has Virgin real control over Tiger?

April 29, 2013 5

  Is it an illusion to say that Virgin Australia now has control of Tiger Australia, where Qantas alumnus Rob Sharp was announced as CEO today? The low fare travel experience here and  abroad says carriers like Tiger’s longer established Qantas counterpart Jetstar exercise an influence on air travel that neither their various owners nor […]

Former Qantas executive to head Tiger Australia

Former Qantas executive to head Tiger Australia

April 29, 2013 2

Former Qantas head of airport infrastructure and services Rob Sharp has been appointed the first CEO of Tiger Airways Australia under the control of Virgin Australia.

The Tiger is in the detail when it comes to Virgin deal

April 23, 2013 3

The ACCC decision not to oppose Virgin Australia taking 60% and thus control of Tiger Australia is more about swamping the Qantas group 65% domestic market share line in the sand.

Virgin Tiger takeover gets ACCC pass

April 23, 2013 2

Virgin Australia has in effect been given the go ahead to take control of Tiger Airways Australia and operate a second brand low fare carrier similar to the strategy of the Qantas group in launching Jetstar in 2004.

Tiger Airways gives it away, begs ACCC mercy killing

Tiger Airways gives it away, begs ACCC mercy killing

April 17, 2013 1

Only a week away from D-day when the ACCC decides whether or not Virgin Australia can buy control over Tiger Airways, the airline has gone on sacrificial sale for $10 one way everywhere it flies, subject to all sort of fine print you must read on its website.

Tiger expands Indonesia fleet despite uncertainty in Australia

Tiger expands Indonesia fleet despite uncertainty in Australia

April 8, 2013 7

While the fate of Tiger Australia remains uncertain, the Singapore listed franchise’s investment in the Indonesia carrier, Mandala Air, is being strengthened by its backing for a $1.6 billion list price acquisition of 18 more Airbus A320s for delivery by the end of next year.

Tassie Tiger to save Canberra-Hobart Virgins from extinction?

Tassie Tiger to save Canberra-Hobart Virgins from extinction?

April 6, 2013 3

Is a big opportunity for tourism in Australia, and Tasmania in particular, at risk as Virgin Australia quits Canberra-Hobart non-stops?

Tiger Airways Virgin delay. Does it really matter?

Tiger Airways Virgin delay. Does it really matter?

March 9, 2013 7

The survival of Tiger isn't all that important. It is a failing enterprise, and Virgin Australia has a successful single brand strategy with which it has met, in one form or another, the combination of Qantas and Jetstar since 2004.

Virgin Australia’s Skywest deal clears ACCC, but …

Virgin Australia’s Skywest deal clears ACCC, but …

January 31, 2013 9

Some very pivotal deals for domestic air services in Australia are up for approval here and in Singapore, and much more so than in the case with Virgin Australia picking up a Western Australian but Singaporean controlled regional carrier in Skywest

Tiger Airways Australia continues to bleed money

Tiger Airways Australia continues to bleed money

January 24, 2013

Have the Singaporean owners of Tiger Airways Holdings sold Virgin Australia the bath water and kept the baby? Going solely on the latest financials, they have.

Tiger tangles with simple english over $1 one way <em>returns</em>

Tiger tangles with simple english over $1 one way returns

January 23, 2013 9

Tiger's latest attack on plain talking when it comes to fares takes it closer to the Ryanair model, except that it is yet to match trickery with the lunatic antics of that carrier's CEO Michael O'Leary.

Outgoing Tiger Airways CEO to run 787s for Jetstar

Outgoing Tiger Airways CEO to run 787s for Jetstar

December 6, 2012 10

Andrew David, the Tiger CEO who had to pick up the pieces after its grounding has been recruited to Jetstar to run the 787s that should have gone to Qantas instead. Awesome.

Virgin Tiger’s first new route is a country practice

November 25, 2012 3

Coffs Harbour wakes to discover it is under siege by dueling airlines, all begging to fly its citizens to and from Sydney for less than petrol money.

Tiger safety restrictions lifted

Tiger safety restrictions lifted

October 19, 2012 1

The last conditions placed on Tiger Australia following its disastrous failure to comply with Australia's safety laws have been lifted

Tiger doubles Mackay flights, odds on 2013 expansion shorten

October 17, 2012

There is only one question being asked about Tiger Airways after its latest round of route expansions by industry onlookers, and that is, just how much bigger will it get in 2013?

Tiger goes ‘premium’ at Singapore Airport, for $SG 48

Tiger goes ‘premium’ at Singapore Airport, for $SG 48

October 15, 2012 6

The cut throat low fare fight in Asia today saw Tiger invade the premium patch, and make high fare travellers scratch their heads, by offering an all in one food, drink and hot shower package at Singapore's Changi Airport

Scoot and Tiger sign up for integration, just like Jetstar

October 1, 2012 5

In a move that could signal further significant developments in Australia, Scoot and Tiger Airways have signed an MoU to integrate the marketing of their networks to provide for single fare itineraries.

Tiger goes terminal, and adds India and Cambodia cities

September 27, 2012 5

Tiger Airways reverses its 'terminal' thinking at long last in Singapore, and adds new cities in Cambodia and India.