Tiger Airways Singapore Pty Ltd, operating as Tiger Airways, is a low-cost airline headquartered in Singapore. It operates services to regional destinations in Southeast Asia, Australia, China and India from its main base at Singapore Changi Airport.
Tiger Airways Singapore was incorporated on 12 December 2003 and begun ticket sales on 31 August 2004 and commenced services on 25 March 2005. It operates scheduled international services from Singapore Changi Airport and is a subsidiary of Tiger Airways Holdings, a Singaporean-based company.
It is currently the largest low-cost airline operating out of Singapore in terms of passengers carried. In 2006, the airline flew 1.2 million passengers, a growth of 75% from the previous year.
The airline was the first to operate from the Budget Terminal in Changi Airport in order to achieve operating-cost savings and its cost structure is modeled after Ryanair. Despite regional competition, the airline has reiterated its current intention to remain focused on flying within a five-hour radius from its Singaporean base.
Tiger Airways Singapore and its two partners Tiger Mandala and SEAir will begin operating from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 from 25 September 2012 due to the demolishment of Budget Terminal for the future Terminal 4 in 2017.