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Tiger to add Jakarta to Asian network

12th February 2009 - 10:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Tiger Airways has welcomed the decision by regulatory authorities in Singapore to designate it as a 'boutique airline' giving the carrier access to key cities in Indonesia including Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali).

Rosalynn Tay, managing director of Tiger Airways Singapore, commented, "The aviation authorities in Singapore and Indonesia should be congratulated for agreeing further liberalisation between the two countries that will now provide Tiger Airways with the ability to launch services on key routes such as Singapore–Jakarta. By continuing to liberalise the skies both countries are ensuring that their tourism industries and wider economies get a significant boost from additional low fare airline capacity – welcome news for the many people who travel between Indonesia and Singapore on a regular basis and the tens of thousands of people who jobs depend on the continued expansion of the tourism industries."

As part of the designation Tiger Airways will be providing an enhanced product offering which meets the requirements of the boutique airline criteria on all of its routes between Singapore and Indonesia. The Harimau service will provide travellers on such flights with an additional complementary onboard offering without compromising Tiger Airways’ low fares, says the airline.

Tiger is currently finalising with authorities in both countries flight schedules for its new services to Indonesia and will shortly be announcing details of its schedules and fares.

The announcement coincides with Tiger's preparation to accept its second new Airbus A319 into its Changi-based fleet of 10 aircraft.

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