After AirAsia, Tiger Airways eyes tie-up with Indian carrier

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After Malaysia's Tony Fernandes' AirAsia, Singapore-based low-cost carrier Tiger Airways is exploring the possibility of a strategic partnership with an India-based airline for offering

intra-city services in India, a senior company official said today.

"Currently, we are studying about having an inter-airline agreement or a strategic partnership with (an) Indian airline", Tiger Airways, Singapore, Commercial Director, Kaneswaran Avili said.

The company which commenced Indian operations in 2007 offers flight services between India and Singapore. Singapore Airlines holds a majority stake in Tiger Airways, he said.

He added that the company has increased its frequency between Chennai and Singapore from four times a week to 11 times a week.

Noting that the airlines offered connectivity to Singapore from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvananthapuram and Kochi, he said it planned to introduce services between Kolkata-Singapore and Coimbatore-Singapore during the next 18 months.

Observing that the company has been averaging 80 per cent occupancy ratio on its flights, he said it is also looking to appoint a partner for handling its cargo operations in India.

Avili was here to announce the company's promotional introductory campaign, offering a one-way price of Rs 2,700 per person to Singapore from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Tiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli.

Beginning tomorrow, the promotional fares would be for sale till March 13, 2013 for people travelling between July 1, and November 13, 2013, he added.

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