Tiger Airways Singapore posted a net loss of S$17.4mil in Q3 FY 2011, as compared to a net profit of S$22.5mil in same period last year.
The net loss for the Group was largely attributable to: losses generated from Tiger Airways Australia as a result of the CASA suspension, under-utilisation of aircraft fleets (due to 38.8% increase in the average size of the operating aircraft fleet and significant increase in fuel costs. Fuel costs (net of gain/losses on fuel hedging) has increased from S$54.5mil in Q3 FY 2010 to S$75.7mil in Q3 FY 2011.
Tiger Airways made the following comments in the outlook statement of its announcement:
“The Group expects to report a significant net loss for the financial year largely as a result of the CASA suspension in Australia, the under-utilisation of the Group’s aircraft fleet and exposure to high and volatile jet fuel prices.”
Implication of Tiger Airways’ results.