Tiger Airways to airport operators: Will not serve if low-cost model affected

A report from The Australian, quotes Tiger Airways'' chief executive Tony Davis as informing airport operators that the airline will not serve airports that do not fit their low-cost model. Davis'' announcement comes even as Tiger Airways has returned its Sydney landing slots for the northern winter timetable, and opted to fly from Newcastle instead.

"We''re absolute purists when it comes to the low-cost model, and that means that if there are airports that we can''t make work then we won''t serve them," Davis said.

The airway now serves twelve Australian destinations, including the recently added Newcastle, Canberra and Hobart.

The airline is also set to commence its first flight to India and fifth flight to China.