Thai Tiger Airways

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Thai Tiger Airways
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Founded August 2010
Ceased operations 19 September 2011
Hubs Don Mueang International Airport
Fleet size TBA
Destinations TBA
Parent company Thai Airways & Tiger Airways
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Tiger Airways was planned as a joint venture of Singaporean low-fare airline Tiger Airways and Thailand's Thai Airways International, scrapped on 19 September 2011 by Thai Airways International.[1]

History[edit]

The board of directors of Thai Airways International Plc has agreed to co-invest with Tiger Airways Holdings Limited to set up a new low cost airline, as said by the executive director of the Legal Department at THAI Niruth Maneepan.

The low-cost Airlines, Thai Tiger Airways, will have an initial capital of 200 million baht. THAI will invest 99.6 million baht, or 49.8 per cent in the new joint venture. THAI’s affiliate firms will take 1.2 per cent stake and Tiger Airlines Holdings will hold the remaining 49 per cent.

The co-investment memorandum of understanding was signed on Monday the 2nd of August, 2010 by THAI president Piyasvasti Amranand and Tiger Airlines Holdings CEO Tony Davis.[2]

It would serve regularly scheduled domestic and international flights from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand. Thai Tiger Airways would be the second low-cost airline operating both domestic and international flights from the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Plans were made to commence operations in the first quarter of 2011, pending regulatory approvals. Thai Tiger would operate international and domestic flights offering short-haul, point-to-point services within a 5-hour flying radius.[3] Thai Tiger had originally planned to commence operations in May 2011,[4] though by July 2011 the Thai government had not yet approved the airline.[5]

Planned destinations (not confirmed)[6][edit]

Thailand[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]

East Asia[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Thai Tiger Airways will use Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport as its gateway to fly to other nations in Southeast Asia.

Thai Tiger Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 0 15 180 New leather seating configuration

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/256966/thai-scraps-plan-for-jv-with-tiger THAI scraps plan for JV with Tiger
  2. ^ "Thai, Tiger to launch new low-cost airline". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ Nation, The. "THAI'S Thai Tiger, new low-cost airline launched". Nationmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Thai Tiger Airways To Begin Operations In May". Bernama. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Thai presses on with current strategy and new regional carrier despite upcoming political changes". Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Thai Tiger to be predominantly Thai". Bangkok Post. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2011-08-22.