Tigerair Australia ready to take a swipe at Jetstars market sha

first_imgTigerair Australia is aiming to take more of Jetstar’s market share in 2014, with the opening of its third base and a number of different routes. Tigerair will situate two of its aircraft at its Brisbane operation and will begin flying between Sydney and Adelaide, with its main base in Melbourne. “It is an extremely competitive industry here and clearly Jetstar and ourselves are in hot competition.” It will also take delivery of new A320 aircraft in April, bringing its total fleet to 13 aircraft, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.  Tigerair has also installed automatic drop bag technology at its major airports, which it hopes will speed up the boarding process for passengers.  “We certainly have capacity growth that we will bring into the market but we are not just opening bases for the sake of it or putting capacity in for the sake of it,” Tigerair chief executive officer, Rob Sharpe said. Source = ETB News: T.N.last_img read more