02 Jul '11, 12am

Australia's air safety regulator orders Tiger Airways Australia to suspend all domestic flights from Saturday

Australia's air safety regulator orders Tiger Airways Australia to suspend all domestic flights from Saturday

Australia's air safety regulator has ordered budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia to suspend all domestic flights from Saturday while it investigates two 'operational incidents.' -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM SYDNEY - AVIATION regulators grounded budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia on Saturday because it posed a 'serious and imminent risk to air safety', throwing the travel plans of thousands of people into chaos. Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) said Tiger's domestic services had been suspended with immediate effect following a series of incidents that had raised questions about its airworthiness. The first grounding of an entire airline in Australian aviation history, the ban is for an initial five days, after which officials can apply for a court-enforced extension to allow for further safety investigations. A subsidiary of Singapore's Tiger Airways,...

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