Speaking at the Asia Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney, Tiger's new managing director, Shelley Roberts, said she would make representations to the Federal Government as part of its white paper on aviation policy.
While Tiger's international group flies in and out of
"I am a bit perplexed that while my competitors are able to expand overseas … I am denied from growing my airline," Ms Roberts said.
"I can't see how it is in the interest of
Ms Roberts and Tiger Airways Group chief executive Tony Davis said budget carriers were able to prosper during difficult times in the aviation industry because of their low cost base.
Ms Roberts said Tiger would embark on a swift growth strategy, and planned to have 30 aircraft in
Last week Tiger announced that three new aircraft would be added to its Australian fleet of four by the end of the year.
Ms Roberts said the routes that those aircraft would fly and the location of Tiger's second Australian base would be announced "imminently".
Mr Davis told the summit that
"Low-cost carriers have to grow, have to expand and now is the best time," he said.
"History has shown that our model is more resilient during times like this."
That has not proved to be the case, though, with Ryanair, which pioneered the low-cost airline on which Tiger is closely modelled.
The first-quarter profit for
Net income dropped to €21 million ($A34.5 million) for the quarter ended June 30 from €138.9 million during the same period last year.
Ms Roberts said Tiger would soon announce a bottom-line profit for the group for last financial year.