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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #1221
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EasyJet Launches Online Check-In Service
By JANE WARDELL
23 February 2006

LONDON (AP) - Low-cost European airline easyJet PLC launched Internet check-in for its passengers flying out of Britain on Thursday, a move that echoes the service unveiled by rival Ryanair Holdings PLC last month.

EasyJet said its remote check-in service is available on all routes from London's Gatwick and Stansted airports and Edinburgh in Scotland and is being rolled out across Europe.

Passengers with hand baggage only will be able to bypass queues at the check-in desk at the airports and will need to be at the gate just 15 minutes before departure.

On Wednesday, EasyJet warned Wednesday that a rising fuel bill will result in a larger loss in the first half of the year.

Combining the fuel costs with a seasonally weak first half because of the late timing of Easter, the airline forecast a pretax loss of around 45 million pounds ($78 million; 65 million euroes) for the six months to March 31, compared to a loss of 22 million pounds a year ago.

EasyJet said it expects its fuel bill to increase by around 55 billion pounds ($95 billion; 80 billion euros). EasyJet shares fell 2.2 percent to close at 376.25 pence ($6.59), while Ryanair shares rose 0.7 percent to 7.61 euros ($9.07).

EasyJet said the launch of its Internet check-in followed a trial in early February and the service should be available to 90 percent of easyJet's U.K. passengers by April.

Ryanair announced last month that beginning in mid-March all European Union passengers with just hand luggage will be able to check in online, allowing them to avoid lines at both check-in and the departure gate.

Ryanair's plan also involves penalties for passengers who choose to check luggage into the hold -- they will be charged 2.50 pounds (3.50 euros; $4.30) a bag.

Some full-service carriers already allow passengers to check in online, but this is the first time no-frills operators have ventured down the same route in the highly competitive European short-haul market.
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I just flew back from Prague today in one of EasyJet's new A319s. The experience is considerably nicer than on Ryanair's latest B737s. The latest Ryanair planes have leather seats (good) but no seat back pockets and the chairs do not recline. EasyJet planes are more spacious, quieter, and more comfortable. They even give you a free inflight magazine which is surprisingly good. EasyJet is marking a differential between itself and Ryanair with a boast that it flies to the main airport of the great European cities. This is not always true (eg they use Rome Ciampino rather than Fiumicino) but is justified in the case of Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Prague, Budapest etc.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #1223
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Ryanair at top of nation's air pollution league
26 February 2006
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RYANAIR'S vast fleet of aircraft could be belching out two to three million tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases across the blue skies of Europe each year, making it one of the largest Irish corporate contributors to global warming and long-lasting environmental damage.

The aviation sector and particularly low-cost carriers have come under increased scrutiny as fears over the effects of global warming and pollution rise. Burning kerosene jet fuel high in the atmosphere has meant that air travel now contributes about 12 per cent of all greenhouse gases, according to scientists.

A report by consultancy firm CE Delft, for the European Commission, suggested that additional charges of between €1.46 to €8.8 per round trip be levied on air passengers. If implemented Ryanair's forecast 100m passengers in 2012 could end up paying out an extra €440m in these eco-charges.

Other industry observers have suggested that emissions credit trading should be introduced, with a cost of up to €22 per tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2).

"I don't think it will come in. It would bankrupt BA, Lufthansa and Alitalia," according to Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary. "It's lots of political talk. How are you going to get the Italians to pay €22 per tonne, when none of the African or Russian airlines are doing it."

The Ryanair boss added that any major environmental charge would probably be passed on to passenger fares by all the carriers.

"Is it going to affect the business? I don't think so," he said. "It won't affect the fare differential between Ryanair and British Airways. We'll still grow great guns."

A 2,300 mile round aircraft trip, such as Ryanair's route from Dublin to Krakow in Poland could generate up to 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide per passenger, according to research from environmental group Climatecare and British Airways. A full 737-800 with 189 passengers could spew out 79.4 tonnes of CO2 on the journey.

O'Leary dismissed these figures, suggesting that Ryanair's emissions would be as much as 50 per cent less than those produced by British Airways, which has an older fleet, with lower numbers of passengers per plane, although he added that he did not have precise figures relating to the CO2 emissions of his new planes.

However, an environmental audit detailing the green house gas production of the main European low-cost carriers is to be published shortly by industry body ELFA.

Last year Ryanair planes made over 250,000 flights across Europe, according to its annual report. An average 600-mile flight produces up to 0.1 tonnes of CO2 per passenger - roughly the same weight as Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll, according to Climatecare.

Ryanair is set to carry about 40m passengers this year, which could see up to 4m tonnes of the harmful gas created, based on these estimates.

However, Ryanair suggests that its greenhouse gas output is much lower, having spent $7.5bn on new, more efficient Boeing 737-800 jets. These aircraft have cut CO2 emissions by 55 per cent per seat, fuel burn by 45 per cent per seat and noise emissions are also down by 45 per cent per seat, according to company figures. "We'll have the least emissions of any airline on a per passenger basis," according to O'Leary.

Despite these sleek new jets, it has been estimated that at least 2.25m trees would take until 2076 to break down Ryanair's CO2 emissions from last year alone. To rectify that damage in one year, approximately one fifth of the island of Ireland would have to be planted with new trees.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #1224
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Why Tiger Airways chose new Budget Terminal

I HAVE followed the recent debate on the new Budget Terminal with some interest.

Thanks to the Government's strategic vision, Singapore today has one of the most developed and competitive aviation sectors in the world.

Local consumers have, of late, benefited from unprecedented price competition and choice as local and foreign airlines operating here offer a vast array of products and destinations.

With the advent of low-cost airlines, Singapore enjoys record growth in visitor numbers, a buoyant retail sector and increased employment in the aviation industry.

As many of our foreign competitors are based in countries with lower operating costs, they already enjoy a significantly lower cost base than airlines such as Tiger Airways. The new Budget Terminal has been designed around the facilities already enjoyed by the world's most successful low-cost airlines.

The simplicity and efficiency of operations at the new Budget Terminal will make it possible for us to allow passengers to check in up to 30 minutes before departure time when we start operations there on March 26, rather than the current 45 minutes.

We believe the lower costs and operational efficiencies available at the Budget Terminal will provide an important component in the ability of Tiger Airways to continue to offer customers the lowest possible air fares, not only in Singapore but also in our expanding range of overseas destinations.

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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:51 PM   #1225
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Business Times - 01 Mar 2006

NEWS ANALYSIS
Tiger Airways and Adam Air can work together

By VEN SREENIVASAN

(SINGAPORE) Is Singapore budget carrier Tiger Airways buying a 49 per cent stake in Indonesia's Adam Air?

That sounds a bit like a template of AirAsia's acquisition of a 49 per cent chunk of Indonesia's Ewair two years ago. That entity is now known as Indonesia AirAsia.

But the thought of Tiger buying a huge chunk of Adam Air seems somewhat incredulous. For one thing, Adam Air is no Ewair. It is a full service airline, albeit not in the same league as Singapore Airlines or Emirates.

The family-controlled company has a fleet of 20 ageing 737 aircraft which ply some 30 routes, including two international destinations (Penang and Singapore).

The airline has just signed a letter of intent with Airbus Industrie for 30 Airbus A380 aircraft. Six of these will be leased via Amsterdam-based Aercap, while the plans for the take-up of the remaining 24 planes are still up in the air as the airline evaluates funding possibilities.

When this reporter met Adam Adhitya Suherman, the president-director of the airline, during the Asian Aerospace event here last week, he explained that his company was looking at two funding possibilities: private equity and a dual public listing in Jakarta and Singapore. 'We are speaking to several parties, including Qantas,' he said. 'But even after we get a strategic partner in, we remain focused on proceeding with a dual Singapore-Jakarta listing in 2008.'

One can quite easily see how Qantas might be interested, especially if the plan is to get some kind of strategic advantage for its Singapore-based associate Jetstar Asia, whose operating model is most similar to Adam Air's. Such a tie-up would enable Jetstar partner Valuair to expand to new Indonesian destinations beyond Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar. In return, Adam Air gets cash to expand its fleet to feed more routes to its already considerable domestic market.

Of course, one cannot entirely count out Tiger. After all, it has cash-rich parents in Temasek Holdings and SIA. And Tiger's boss Tony Davis has said several times before that given the closed regional skies, the best way for his airline to expand its footprint would be to tie up with domestic players.

Tony Fernandes of AirAsia has shown how it can be done in Thailand and Indonesia.

But then, Adam and Tiger are not the same as AirAsia and Ewair.

Tiger - which has yet to show a profit - prides itself as a true-blue low cost, low budget, low fare carrier in the genre of Ryanair (whose controlling family owns a stake in Tiger).

Adam, on the other hand, is a model which is closer to Silkair and Valuair. Like the latter, it offers a 20 kg baggage allowance, serves food and beverage on board, and is not constrained by tight turnaround times. And Mr Suherman has firmly rejected the idea of using the Singapore Low Cost Terminal.

'We are not a low cost, no frills airline,' he said. 'Our passengers expect some comfort and frills.'

But that is not to say the two can't work together.

Given Tiger's growing regional footprint (the airline has rights to fly to over a dozen destinations dotting almost every country between India and China, including destinations in the two Asian giants), and Adam Air's domestic network (where it is the second biggest player in terms of passenger carriage and routes), there are huge possibilities for cooperative arrangements.

But a 49 per cent stake?

As one wit put it, there's a higher chance of spotting the big cat on the streets of Jakarta.

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Old March 1st, 2006, 02:17 PM   #1226
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Argh, so many mistakes from the reporter...

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But the thought of Tiger buying a huge chunk of Adam Air seems somewhat incredulous. For one thing, Adam Air is no Ewair. It is a full service airline, albeit not in the same league as Singapore Airlines or Emirates.
Its not ewair but AWAir.

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The airline has just signed a letter of intent with Airbus Industrie for 30 Airbus A380 aircraft. Six of these will be leased via Amsterdam-based Aercap, while the plans for the take-up of the remaining 24 planes are still up in the air as the airline evaluates funding possibilities.
Hah, A380? its airbus A320 not A380...

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Adam Air's domestic network (where it is the second biggest player in terms of passenger carriage and routes),
Its not even second or third biggest, maybe fourth or fifth. 1st is Garuda, 2nd is Lion air, 3rd is Merpati nusantara airlines and 4th is might be Adam air if not Batavia air.

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Old March 1st, 2006, 02:24 PM   #1227
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I think Batavia still larger company than ADAM
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Old March 1st, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1228
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Great news! Istanbul, Marrakech, and Croatia! Wow!!


Easyjet to fly from London to Istanbul, Marrakech, and Croatia this summer
http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/fligh...t_to_fly_.html

No-frills airline easyJet is poised for its "most significant expansion" for two years, announcing it will begin flights to Morocco, Croatia and Turkey from the summer.

The move takes the low-cost airline into Africa for the first time and increases its foothold in Eastern Europe. It already flies to 18 European countries.

A daily service from Gatwick to Marrakech in Morocco will commence on July 4th, with one-way fares starting at £30.99.

Istanbul will also now be in reach for £30.99, with daily flights from Luton kicking off on June 29. European travellers can also access the Turkish city from Basel in Switzerland for €37.99.

And showing that good things come in threes, a service linking Luton with Rijeka in Croatia will begin on June 30. One-way tickets cost from £25.99, with flights running on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Chief executive Andrew Harrison dubbed the move easyJet's "most significant expansion" since May 2004 - when the low-cost airline started flights to Central and Eastern Europe.

He added: "Croatia, Turkey and Morocco are forging an ever-closer relationship with the UK and Europe. As a consequence, the demand for low-fares to these countries is growing quickly, and easyJet will be in a unique position to benefit from this development."

easyJet claims to be the first major European no-frills operator to offer flights to both Marrakech and Istanbul.
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Argh, so many mistakes from the reporter...
Singapore government popaganda in effect
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airBaltic loses ground at Riga to Ryanair: airport data

RIGA, March 2, 2006 (AFP) - Latvian national carrier airBaltic lost a big chunk of its market share at Riga airport in January and February to Irish lowcost carrier Ryanair, statistics issued Thursday by the airport showed.

airBaltic's share of passengers carried in and out of Riga International Airport fell to 36.0 percent in the first two months of this year from 41.0 percent for the same period last year.

Ryanair, meanwhile, saw its market share soar from 22.7 percent in January and February 2005 to 32.5 percent for the same two months this year, significantly narrowing the gap on airBaltic.

Some 110,545 passengers flew airBaltic out of Riga airport in January and February, with Ryanair's 99,847 passengers nipping at their heels.

The third-biggest airline flying out of Riga was KLM of the Netherlands, but it was far behind airBaltic and Ryanair, with just 4.5 percent of the market, 13,923 passengers, in the first two months this year.

Overall passenger numbers using Riga airport in the first two months the year soared 55 percent compared with the same period last year, to 307,210 passengers.

The airport expects to serve about 2.5 million passengers in 2006, a 33 percent increase from the 1.878 million passengers who used Riga airport last year, when passenger figures were a massive 77 percent higher than in 2004.

Latvia joined the EU on May 1, 2004.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:32 PM   #1231
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The tickets are on sale now. I just did a search and got quote £55 return to Istanbul including all taxes and fees - and that was in July!

EasyJet always had a better route network than Ryanair. Now it's much better:

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Booked! £57 including all taxes and fees for return flights with EasyJet from London Luton to Istanbul from the 4th to 11th July. What a steal!!
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^ That's a pretty good deal considering Istanbul is on the other side of the continent and so far away from the other easyJet destinations.

Ryanair February Passenger Growth 22%
3 March 2006
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LONDON (Dow Jones)--Ryanair Holdings said Friday that it carried 2,592,133 passengers in February 2006, up 22% on the 2,123,896 in February 2005.

In the rolling 12 months ended Feb. 31, 2006 it carried 34,333,618 passengers.

Load factor, the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats was 78% in February against 79% last year. The figure was 83% in the rolling 12 months ended Feb. 31, 2006.

Internet sales represented 98% of seat sales compared to 97% in February 2005. In the rolling 12 months ended Feb. 31, 2006 internet sales totalled 98%.
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Easyjet has started trials of a scheme to let you on the plane first for a Pounds 5 fee
5 March 2006
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HERE's a good wheeze for those who want to feel a cut above the hoi polloi when they are travelling on a low-cost airline. Easyjet has started trials of a scheme to let you on the plane first for a Pounds 5 fee. Those willing to fork out the extra cash can avoid the undignified scrum that is normal on most low-cost flights at boarding time. Budget airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair do not allocate seats at check in, meaning it is every person for themselves as soon as the gate opens.

The Pounds 5 fee is being tested on two routes, Luton-Belfast and Luton Athens, and if it is successful it will be adopted across the whole network.

The idea is that it will appeal to business travellers who might want to use the airline but are a bit put off by the unseemly rush for seats.

And it fits nicely with new chief executive Andrew Harrison's goal of doubling the airline's revenue per passenger from Pounds 2 to Pounds 4.
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Rolling 12 month passenger totals to January 2006:
EasyJet = 30,534,888
Ryanair = 33,865,381

Percentage increase in passengers since January 2005:
EasyJet = 11.2%
Ryanair = 24%

Load factor (ie percentage bums on seats) in January 2006:
EasyJet = 74.2%
Ryanair = 74%
Rolling 12 month passenger totals to February 2006:
EasyJet = 30,739,609
Ryanair = 34,333,618

Percentage increase in passengers since February 2005:
EasyJet = 16.3%
Ryanair = 22%

Load factor (ie percentage bums on seats) in February 2006:
EasyJet = 84.5%
Ryanair = 78%
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Easyjet starts more services to French destinations

PARIS, March 7, 2006 (AFP) - Britain's low-cost carrier EasyJet said Tuesday it will start several more services to French destinations in June and July.

The cross-channel flights will be between Luton (north of London) and Bordeaux, Bristol and Toulouse, and Bristol and Marseille.

In addition, summer-only services will begin between Paris and Ajaccio (the main city on the island of Corsica), and between Bristol and La Rochelle.

The company also said February passenger numbers increased 9.4 percent over the same month last year to 2.4 million people. Its planes are now 84 percent full on average.

In 2005, EasyJet transported 30 million passengers.
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EasyJet boss eyes growth, not glamour, in top job
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MILAN, March 9 (Reuters) - When Andy Harrison made the transition from autos to airlines, he entered a landscape of intense competition, rapid growth and soaring costs.

Despite holding a private pilot's licence, it was not his love of flying or a high profile that attracted him to the job of chief executive at British low-cost carrier easyJet .

"EasyJet is a business. The fact it has got aircraft is a coincidence. I'm not into the glamour of the airline, this is about people, customers and business," Harrison, 48, told Reuters on a flight from London to Milan on Thursday.

"It is exciting, it is challenging, it is a very competitive industry."

The former boss of UK motor services firm RAC started in the top job at easyJet in December, replacing the airline's long-serving boss Ray Webster.

Harrison this month launched his first major initiatives at easyJet by launching flights to further-flung destinations like Turkey and Morocco, compared to the traditional markets closer to home in continental Europe.

He has also signalled a big push into the business market, a drift away from the traditional low-cost airline model.

But Harrison insists his vision is for easyJet to retain its traditional form and continue the same rate of growth on short-haul destinations in Europe. Like the airline's founder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, he is fond of the carrier's bright orange branding.

"I would love to see orange everywhere in Europe. We have got a great product and I want to take it all around continental Europe," he told Reuters.

Harrison said Thursday he wanted to increase profits per passenger by 2 pounds to 4 pounds, still below rival Ryanair's 5 pounds. This would be achieved by winning over more high-paying business passengers.

EasyJet, which has unreserved passenger seating, is trialling a priority system where business travellers can pay 5 pounds to reserve a seat.

His style contrasts with his counterpart at fast-growing rival Ryanair , outspoken Irishman Michael O'Leary, who is fond of brandishing colourful language to attack his rivals.

EasyJet insiders say Harrison is not ego-centric and favours a more low-key approach to running an airline.

But like his counterparts at other airlines, he was quick to criticise the regulatory environment in Europe, particularly government aid for rival airlines and British airport operator BAA Plc's monopoly on ownership of the main London airports.

"If the market was allowed to operate there would be orange everywhere," he said.

Harrison admits he needs to get tough on costs to offset soaring fuel prices. He does not plan any one significant cost-cutting measure but said the reductions would come from a range of areas including on-line check in.

"There is no single magic bullet. It is about tightening the nuts and bolts."

"The challenge at easyJet is managing growth profitably."

Harrison was credited with leading strong growth at RAC, which was taken over by insurance giant Aviva last year for 1.1 billion pounds.

He joined Lex Service in 1996 as chief executive and oversaw its transformation from a vehicle distribution company into RAC Plc.

Since joining easyJet, he tries to fly solo once or twice a fortnight and he studies for his instrument rating, a further qualification. However, he says there is often not much time.

"It is hard to fit it all in," he said.
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I think you wont want to go on it after watching this video about Ryan air,
Those flight attendants dont even know how to open the door, and their exams are OPEN BOOK.
take a look:
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if you still take ryan air, youre just risking your lives.
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Ryanair chief admits his airline is not really Irish
13 March 2006
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Europe's biggest low-cost airline, Ryanair, has admitted that it is in effect based in Britain, prompting senior regulatory figures to call for it to be brought under the wing of British safety authorities.

The carrier's biggest operational base by far is London's Stansted airport, from where it flies to 88 destinations, compared with 52 from its original hub of Dublin. Yet it is registered in Ireland and regulated by the Irish Aviation Authority, a much smaller body than Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, appeared to acknowledge the discrepancy in a speech to the annual dinner of the Airport Operators' Association last week. He discussed Britain's history of fostering airline competition, which he said had spawned an entrepreneurial culture: "There is a reason why easyJet and Ryanair are effectively based in the UK."

European commission rules state: "No airline can be granted an operating licence by a member state unless its principal base of business and, if any, its registered office are located in that member state."

According to airport operator BAA, Ryanair carried 62% of the 22 million passengers who passed through Stansted in the year to February. Ryanair also has major hubs in Liverpool, Luton and Glasgow. Opinions are divided about whether it can continue to argue that its principal place of business is Ireland.

A top safety regulator at the CAA told the Guardian: "The time is rapidly approaching when we need to look at what is meant by 'substantially established' in the UK in a legal sense."

Regulation in the UK would allow the CAA to oversee Ryanair's crew training, maintenance, aircraft design and the robustness of its finances. It would give the CAA the power to investigate allegations of the kind raised by undercover reporters in a recent Channel Four Dispatches documentary which questioned the quality of Ryanair's training and the competence of security checks at departure gates.

The issue of budget airlines blurring their nationality has come up in "open skies" talks aimed at liberalising aviation between Europe and the US. But Ryanair's contribution to the Irish economy is likely to prompt the Irish government to oppose any attempt to shift the airline's regulation elsewhere.
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March 14, 2006
Tiger Airways eyes tie-up with regional carrier

There is a good chance that Tiger Airways will set up its first joint-venture airline outside Singapore, by taking a stake in an existing Indonesian carrier in a few months.

Chief executive officer Tony Davis said the budget airline, which celebrated its one-millionth passenger today, is 'determined' to launch 'at least one overseas base this year'.

He would not confirm where but Indonesia is clearly high on the list.

Mr Davis who was at Changi Airport to welcome Tiger's one-millionth passenger told reporters: 'Indonesia is clearly a country we have lots of interest in and we feel there is great potential for low-cost operations.

'There is also a real shortage of quality airline services and a great propensity to travel. I would definitely like to do something with an airline there.'

Indonesia's Adam Air and PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines both said last month they were talking to Tiger.

Tiger, which started operations in September 2004, now flies to 13 destinations in seven countries, including Singapore. It will add three cities in China - Guangzhou, Haikou and Shenzhen - to its network next month.

Mr Davis said of the airline's growth so far: 'We are absolutely delighted to hit the one-millionth passenger mark so early in our second year of operations.

'This shows that the popularity of low cost air travel has taken off in Singapore and the region.'

Equally delighted was the one-millionth passenger, Mr Michael Rider, a 34-year-old US air force officer on training here.

He came back to Singapore after a holiday in Phuket with his wife. He took home $2,000 worth of flight and hotel vouchers.

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