Tiger gets India green light

Tiger Airways has been granted a Foreign Carrier Air Permit from the Government of India, Civil Aviation Department (DGCA). This means the airline has cleared the final regulatory hurdle and is now permitted to operate international flights between Singapore and a wide network of destinations across India.

Tiger Airways has been granted the rights to fly between Singapore and Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Trivandrum, Kolkata and Kozhikode. The airline is now in the midst of planning its flight routes and is in talks with airports and suppliers at these destinations.

Tony Davis, CEO of Tiger Airways said, “These new route authorities between Singapore and India represent another significant opportunity to grow our business in Asia. The company’s duel strategy of a major expansion in Asia, as well as establishing the first truly low fare airline in Australia, will create new opportunities to link travel between key Australian cities such as Melbourne, Darwin and Perth with points across Asia.”

Tiger Airways earlier this year obtained authority to operate extended twin engine operations (ETOPS), which enables the airline to operate more efficient direct routings between Singapore and points in southern India.