Tiger Airways resumes flying in Australia

Tiger Airways resumes flying in Australia

Budget carrier Tiger Airways is to resume limited domestic flights in Australia five weeks after being grounded by the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

The airline was grounded over safety concerns following two low-flying incidents over Melbourne.

Tiger's Australian operations are due to re-start from tomorrow (Friday) with a skeleton schedule after CASA reinstated the carrier's air operator's certificate.

A statement from the airline's Singapore-based parent company said it had "worked constructively with CASA to address the concerns that were raised".

Tiger Airways plans a "gradual resumption" of services between Melbourne and Sydney following a reduction in its Australian fleet from 10 to eight Airbus A320s. The airline is shutting a crew base at Adelaide.

"Further network developments will be announced shortly," the company said. "Tiger Airways Australia is committed to a safe, viable and long term future in Australia.

"The airline remains committed to regaining the confidence and trust of customers through an enhanced focus on punctuality and convenience while offering Australia's most affordable air fares."

 

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