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.