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Friday, 12 August 2011

Tiger Airways is about to take to Australian skies again

TIGER Airways is about to take to Australian skies again after the lifting of the budget airline's six-week suspension.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) lifted its suspension of the airline on Wednesday, saying it had met the watchdog's safety queries.

CASA grounded the airline on July 1, citing concerns over pilot training, safety management and its overall safety systems.

The first Tiger flight will leave Melbourne Airport for Sydney at 11.50am (AEST) today.
The airline said it would operate three return flights between Melbourne and Sydney today and said the simplified flight program would allow them to focus on "popular and profitable routes".
Tiger said it would now focus on reassuring Australian consumers that it regarded safety as its highest priority.

"The airline would like to reassure all Australians that safety underpins the operation at all times," said Tiger spokeswoman Vanessa Regan.

"Tiger's focus moving forward is on improving reliability as well as providing Australians with safe and affordable air travel.

"Tiger Airways is committed to a safe and viable long term future in Australia."

Tiger's return to the air comes with a new set of conditions imposed by CASA.

Those conditions cover additional training for pilots, improved pilot rostering and fatigue management systems, and changes to Tiger's safety management system.

Original link : http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/tiger-airways-gets-off-the-ground-again/story-e6frfku0-1226113630755#ixzz1UlvKTDTq


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