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Tigerair agrees to sell Tigerair Philippines to Cebu Pacific Air, both carriers agree to an alliance

Tigerair (formerly Tiger Airways) (Singapore) has issued this statement with Cebu Pacific Air (Manila):

Tigerair and Cebu Pacific Air, the largest budget carriers based in Singapore and the Philippines respectively, have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance. Both parties will collaborate commercially and operationally on international and domestic air routes from the Philippines, thereby creating the biggest network of flights to the region.

The alliance will enable both parties to leverage their respective strengths and harness synergies to enhance their network coverage, flight frequencies and customer service, and jointly market their routes using interline arrangement.

Subject to regulatory approval, the interline partners will jointly operate common routes between Singapore and the Philippines. As part of the strategic alliance, Tigerair will divest its 40% stake in Tigerair Philippines to Cebu Pacific.

Group CEO of Tigerair Mr Koay Peng Yen said, “Tigerair and Cebu Pacific share a vision for both airlines to join forces and create the largest budget airline network between Asia and the Philippines. This partnership with Cebu Pacific is consistent with our asset-light strategy, and builds upon our other alliances. We also look forward to achieving greater cost savings from the coordinated operations while providing more travel options and greater convenience for our customers.”

President and CEO of Cebu Pacific Mr Lance Gokongwei said, “This strategic alliance will allow both Cebu Pacific and Tigerair to leverage our extensive networks spanning from North Asia, ASEAN, Australia, India, all the way to the Middle East. Our customers can expect an even wider range of travel options, and seamless travel connections while enjoying our trademark low fares.”

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Sporting the new titles and look, Tigerair’s Airbus A320-232 9V-TAS (msn 4493) arrives in Bangkok.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Cebu Pacific Air’s Airbus A320-214 RP-C3262 (msn 4537) also arrives in Bangkok.

Tiger Airways rolls out its new Tigerair livery

Tigerair A320-200 (13)(Roll Out)(LR)

Tiger Airways (Singapore) has been rebranded as Tigerair and modified its color scheme. The first Airbus A320 has been modified.

The airline issued this statement:

Over the years as we expanded, we found that people travel to explore new destinations, to escape from their busy day-to-day lives or to connect and bond with family and friends. We recognized how much emotions and memories play a role in travel. Our refreshed brand represents this.

We embrace the simple belief that travel is about enabling great experiences and memories. Affordable air fares empower people to pursue their dreams which lead to relaxation, joy and great new experiences.

We aspire to be the leading airline and travel partner connecting people across Asia Pacific and our new brand reflects this aspiration.

Tigerair logo

Our new logo is simplified to depict the personality of the new Tigerair brand — warm, passionate and genuine.

The rounded fonts depict friendliness while the two dots, the first in grey and the second in orange, symbolises Tigerair’s role in connecting our customers from one point to another. The different coloured dots also depict a friendly wink.

The orange semi-circle acts as a subtle reference to a tiger’s tail, as well as a smile, representative of the passion and commitment in everything we do.

All photos and images: Tigerair.

Tiger Airways (Singapore): AG Slide Show


Tiger Airways will offer nonstop Hong Kong-Jakarta flights starting on July 25

Tiger Airways (Singapore) will start nonstop flights between Hong Kong and Jakarta on July 25. Tiger Airways will fly to the capital of Indonesia four times weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with an increase to daily flights from September onwards.

Tiger Airways has been rapidly expanding its network in Indonesia this year. Domestically within Indonesia, the airline flies between Jakarta and key cities including Bali (Denpasar), Medan, Surabaya, Padang, Pekanbaru and Yogyakarta.

Top Copyright Photo: Jens Polster/AirlinersGallery.com All others from Tiger Airways). Airbus A319-132 9V-TRB (msn 3801) prepares to land at Bangkok.

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Tiger Airways finalizes its 40% acquisition of SEAir

Tiger Airways (Tiger Airways Holdings Limited) on June 4 finalized the sale and purchase agreement to acquire a 40% stake in South East Asian Airlines (SEAir), Inc. This stake will be acquired from existing foreign shareholders at $7 million (US), less liabilities to be confirmed in a due diligence review. The investment will be held through Tiger’s wholly owned subsidiary, Roar Aviation II Pte. Ltd.

The investment in SEAir is Tiger’s second such joint venture in Asia. Tiger acquired a 33% stake in
Mandala Airlines (Jakarta) of Indonesia in January 2012.

SEAir currently operates two Airbus A319 aircraft leased from Tiger Airways under the Tiger Partner Airline
program. In addition, there are plans to expand the fleet to five aircraft within this financial year with the addition of three A320 aircraft.

SEAir will be introducing new routes to its network. The airline will adopt Tiger’s business model. This includes offering attractive fares to international and domestic destinations within a five-hour flying radius from the Philippines.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman.


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Mandala Airlines to relaunch operations in April as Tiger Airways Indonesia

Mandala Airlines (Jakarta) reactivated its AOC last month after Tiger Airways (Singapore) completed its acquisition of the 33 percent of the stock in January. Tiger has already leased Mandala two Airbus A320s. Operations will restart as Tiger Airways Indonesia in April 2012 according to this report by Reuters.

Mandala suspended operations on January 13, 2011.

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Copyright Photo: John Adlard. The colorful Mandala name and brand will be retired.

Tiger Airways to take a one third interest in the new Mandala Airlines to get it airborne again

Tiger Airways (Singapore) has finalized its acquisition of a 33 percent share in the grounded Mandala Airlines (Jakarta), becoming the second largest shareholder after the Saratoga Group (51.3 percent). The creditors and previous owners will hold the remaining 15.7 percent share.

Mandala will resume operations this year under the Tiger Airways low-cost model according to this article by The Economic Times.

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Copyright Photo: John Adlard. This intricate Mandala design will fade into aviation history as the renewed carrier will also adopt the Tiger Airways brand.

Tiger Airways drops its plan to form a Thai joint venture

Tiger Airways (Singapore) has dropped plans for a LCC joint venture with Thai Airways International (Bangkok) due to the failure to obtain the necessary Thai government approvals.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

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Mandala Airlines restructures as a Tiger Airways company, will relaunch operations as a LCC

Mandala Airlines (Jakarta) previously suspended scheduled operations on January 13, 2011. In May 2011, Tiger Airways Holdings (Singapore) and Saratoga Investama, an Indonesian strategic investment company owned by Sandiaga Uno, announced plans in a filing in the Singapore Stock Exchange to relaunch the airline. The deal was signed and approved on September 24.

Saratoga own controls 51 percent of the stock, followed by Tiger Airway’ 33 percent, with the remaining 16 percent owned by the airline’s existing shareholders and the creditors through a debt-to-equity agreement.

Mandala will relaunch operations within 90 days using the Tiger Airways LCC model using Airbus A320 aircraft.

Read the full report from The Jakarta Post: CLICK HERE

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Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Please click on the photo for information on the reborn airline.

Thai Airways considers going ahead with a new LCC without Tiger Airways

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) is now consider going alone with plans to introduce a new low-cost carrier according to this article by Flightglobal.

Previously the airline partnered with Tiger Airways with the proposal to start Thai Tiger Airways in the first quarter of 2012. However this proposal remains mired in the formative stages.

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Copyright Photo: Wim Callaert. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Tiger Airways posts its first quarterly loss since going public

Tiger Airways (Singapore) reported its first quarterly loss since the airline went public in January 2010.

For the fiscal first quarter ending on June 30, the group which operates two carriers (Tiger Airways Singapore and Tiger Airways Australia) posted a net loss of $17 million.

Read the full report from The China Post: CLICK HERE

In other news, Tiger Airways (Australia) remains grounded until at least August 11.

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