Tiger Airways are cropping up all over the place. The latest announcement is that they’ve helped to restart struggling Mandala Airlines, who will now be known as Tiger Airways Indonesia.
Mandala operated a range of domestic routes throughout Indonesia, with a varied fleet of aircraft, but sadly ceased flying after its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) was revoked.
But now it will return with two Tiger Airways branded Airbus A320s in April, and is set to expand, taking on national carrier Garuda Indonesia’s low-cost Citilink airline, and Lion Air.
Tiger Airways is 33% owned by Singapore Airlines, so this is a neat way into the Indonesian domestic sector for the carrier, making them more dominant in the region.