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Tiger Airways launch new slimline plane seats a year after Jetstar

  • Tiger Airways have announced a plane redesign which will add six seats onboard
  • Says it will provide: ‘the most comfortable low-cost economy seats in the sky’
  • The change follows a similar update by Jetstar’s budget fleet last year

Tiger Airways has announced it will feature a new style of slimline seating on their planes – ultimately making room for more seats and more paying passengers on board.

The design will add extra six seats on each cabin which according to the company won’t compromise space or comfort for customers of the budget airline.   

Commercial Director Andrew Maister said the update will enhance customer experience and comfort while in the skies.     

Budget airline Tigerair have announced new slimline seating that will add six extra passengers to each of their cabins  

The company says the new initiative will provide 'the most comfortable low-cost economy seats in the sky'

The company says the new initiative will provide ‘the most comfortable low-cost economy seats in the sky’

Tiger Airway's announcement mirrors one made by Jetstar last year which saw them add an extra row of seats to their Airbus A320s by reducing the size of the toilets and galleys

Tiger Airway’s announcement mirrors one made by Jetstar last year which saw them add an extra row of seats to their Airbus A320s by reducing the size of the toilets and galleys

‘Our new leather, slimline seats will provide the most comfortable low-cost economy seats in the sky,’ he said.  

Tiger is just the latest of its counterparts to introduce increased seating on their mostly domestic jets.

Qantas’ budget-alternative Jetstar launched a similar redesign last year, adding an extra row of seats on its Airbus A320s by reducing the size of the toilets and galleys. 

That announcement came on the back of an annual profit of $417 million which had trickled down from its parent company. 

At the time, Jetstar CEO Dean Salter mirrored the comments made by Tiger Airways today ensuring customer comfort wouldn’t be compromised.    

‘(The new design) is smarter about the way space is used on the aircraft and allows for an extra row of seats and more baggage space,’ he said.

Both airlines have argued the redesign allows them to offer more lower fares, especially during peak periods.  

Both Tiger Airways and Jetstar say the redesign allows them to offer more lower fares, especially during peak periods 

Both Tiger Airways and Jetstar say the redesign allows them to offer more lower fares, especially during peak periods 

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