Tiger reports sharp rise in passengers, loads

Tiger reports sharp rise in passengers, loads
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Tiger Australia more than doubled its number of passenger carryings in January to 281,000 with load factors also showing a healthy increase.

With a 74% increase in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) outstripping a 68% rise in capacity, loads climbed three percentage points to 87%, the carrier reported in its monthly traffic update.

In the 12 months to January, Tiger Australia saw a 23% increase in passengers, 27% rise in RPKs, 28% rise in capacity and a one percentage point fall in loads.

Meanwhile, the airline will today carry its 10 millionth passenger since it began operations on November 23 2007.

The milestone passenger, Mackay resident Donna Marie Olsen, will be presented a $1,000 Tiger voucher when she checks in for her Mackay to Melbourne flight.

Commercial director Carly Brear described it as a "significant achievement".

"Tiger's presence brings healthy competition and local economic benefits to Australia," she said. "Our goal is now to become the airline of choice for both value and service for the next 10 million passengers that we hope get the opportunity to fly with Tiger."

The airline is also running a $10 "super fare" sale on selected routes to mark the occasion, running until February 21.

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