Tiger Airways is to add two Airbus A319s to its Singapore fleet in 2009. The A319 has been successfully operated with low fare airlines across the world with significant fleets in service with airlines such as easyJet and Spirit in the US.
Rosalynn Tay, managing director of Tiger Airways Singapore said “Given the rate of liberalisation occurring in the ASEAN region, Tiger Airways is quickly taking 2 more brand new aircraft into its Singapore based fleet. The beauty of having smaller A320 family aircraft is that we have a plane that is 98% the same as our A320s but with less seats and a lower operating cost. This is the perfect aircraft for route development and ensures that the airline is in the right position to exploit new opportunities as they are presented.”
“The A319 is a proven low fare aircraft type. With these additional aircraft we have the opportunity to aggressively expand our paw print to more destinations with our famous low low fares,” Ms Tay added.
Tiger Airways is currently recruiting pilots, cabin crew and support staff to be based in Singapore.