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Ride the tiger

The boss of the latest no-frills carrier to tackle the Australian aviation market insists she has the correct flight plan.
History suggests Tiger Airways Australia boss Shelley Roberts has the odds stacked against her. Traditionally those who've tried to move in on Australia's cosy domestic aviation market, dominated by incumbent Qantas, have crashed and burned. In the contrails are the failures of the likes of Compass, Ansett and Impulse. Yet the backers of Singapore-based parent Tiger Airways hired the 34-year-old former Macquarie Airports executive to do exactly that.

Written by Michael Smith26 Aug. 09 22:00