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Tiger running late as on-time performance dips

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 21, 2012
Tiger has fallen to last in on-time ratings. (Seth Jaworski)

Tiger Airways has slipped back into last place for on-time performance but says the drop is only temporary.

BITRE figures for August show Qantas and Virgin Australia tied with an 82.3 per cent on-time arrival rate, followed by Jetstar at 78.1 per cent and Tiger at 73.4 per cent.

Tiger had dramatically improved its on-time performance after returning from a CASA-imposed grounding last year, regularly leading the on-time rankings in the 11 months since.

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The August slip comes as the budget carrier opens a second base of operations in Sydney and continues to expand its flight offerings, which had been dramatically curtailed by regulators. Tiger’s poor on-time performance prior to the grounding was blamed in part on an overstretched network.

But Tiger says the recent arrival of an 11th A320 aircraft will help ensure that the downturn is only temporary.

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Tiger running late as on-time performance dips

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 21, 2012
Tiger has fallen to last in on-time ratings. (Seth Jaworski)

Tiger Airways has slipped back into last place for on-time performance but says the drop is only temporary.

BITRE figures for August show Qantas and Virgin Australia tied with an 82.3 per cent on-time arrival rate, followed by Jetstar at 78.1 per cent and Tiger at 73.4 per cent.

Tiger had dramatically improved its on-time performance after returning from a CASA-imposed grounding last year, regularly leading the on-time rankings in the 11 months since.

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The August slip comes as the budget carrier opens a second base of operations in Sydney and continues to expand its flight offerings, which had been dramatically curtailed by regulators. Tiger’s poor on-time performance prior to the grounding was blamed in part on an overstretched network.

But Tiger says the recent arrival of an 11th A320 aircraft will help ensure that the downturn is only temporary.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Tiger running late as on-time performance dips

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 21, 2012
Tiger has fallen to last in on-time ratings. (Seth Jaworski)

Tiger Airways has slipped back into last place for on-time performance but says the drop is only temporary.

BITRE figures for August show Qantas and Virgin Australia tied with an 82.3 per cent on-time arrival rate, followed by Jetstar at 78.1 per cent and Tiger at 73.4 per cent.

Tiger had dramatically improved its on-time performance after returning from a CASA-imposed grounding last year, regularly leading the on-time rankings in the 11 months since.

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The August slip comes as the budget carrier opens a second base of operations in Sydney and continues to expand its flight offerings, which had been dramatically curtailed by regulators. Tiger’s poor on-time performance prior to the grounding was blamed in part on an overstretched network.

But Tiger says the recent arrival of an 11th A320 aircraft will help ensure that the downturn is only temporary.

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