New budget carrier flies Perth-Singapore

A new no frills airline will begin flying between Perth and Singapore from March, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Tiger Airways will initially fly between the two cities four times a week and will increase its service to daily flights from November.

The company is 49 per cent owned by Singapore Airlines and part owned by private investors, including Tony Ryan, who established Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair.

Tiger Airways chief executive Tony Davis says fares will range from under $300 return, up to $600.

“I think you’ll agree $300 return to Singapore including the taxes and charges is probably cheaper than you can get a seat across to the east coast from here,” Mr Davis said.

“It’s a fantastic fare, if people want services, whether it be extra baggage allowance, food and drink on board, they’re [also] available for purchase.”