Discount carriers fight for Asian business

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The cut throat Asian low-cost airline industry is getting more competition from a new venture by Singapore Airlines to lure international travelers on medium and long haul routes.  The company also owns SilkAir, a regional carrier, and a stake in Tiger, a short haul carrier in the area.  The new venture would be opened within a year, and would be run separately from Singapore Airlines.

Many fear an oversaturation of the market, as Qantas operates JetStarAsia and AirAsia has AirAsiaX, both low-cost carriers in Southeast Asia. The upside to the competition will be that travelers might actually have the upper hand against the airlines, as routes will increase and prices will decrease as the companies struggle for whatever passengers they can get.

 

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The cut throat Asian low-cost airline industry is getting more competition from a new venture by Singapore Airlines to lure international travelers on medium and long haul routes.  The company also owns SilkAir, a regional carrier, and a stake in Tiger, a short haul carrier in the area.  The new venture would be opened within a year, and would be run separately from Singapore Airlines.

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The cut throat Asian low-cost airline industry is getting more competition from a new venture by Singapore Airlines to lure international travelers on medium and long haul routes.  The company also owns SilkAir, a regional carrier, and a stake in Tiger, a short haul carrier in the area.  The new venture would be opened within a year, and would be run separately from Singapore Airlines.

Many fear an oversaturation of the market, as Qantas operates JetStarAsia and AirAsia has AirAsiaX, both low-cost carriers in Southeast Asia. The upside to the competition will be that travelers might actually have the upper hand against the airlines, as routes will increase and prices will decrease as the companies struggle for whatever passengers they can get.

 

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