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Tiger Airways appoints Crawford Rix as Managing Director, Australia

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Tiger Airways Holdings has appointed a new Managing Director for its Australian operations. In the coming months, the airline is planning a smooth transition between incumbent Shelley Roberts and Crawford Rix, who is currently serving notice as Managing Director of UK low cost carrier bmibaby. The exact date of Rix’s joining has not [at press time] been confirmed.

Rix has extensive aviation experience with a career spanning more than 30 years. He has held senior appointments in several UK airlines including Dan Air, British Midland, bmi regional and bmibaby. During his four years as Managing Director at bmibaby, he brought the airline to the top position in the UK in terms of reliability and punctuality among low cost carriers.

Reporting to Tony Davis, President and CEO of Tiger Airways Holdings, Rix will be charged with leading Tiger Airways Australia in the airline’s next phase of development.

 “We are delighted that Crawford will be joining us later in the year. With his experience and track record, he will be a great asset to the business,” said Tiger Airways Holdings Group CEO, Tony Davis. “Shelley has established Tiger Airways Australia as a major national airline, and led it from infancy to profitability. After completing her hand-over to Crawford, she intends to take a well deserved break. We would like to thank her and wish her continued success in her future endeavours.”

Crawford will be relocating to Melbourne with his family over the coming months.

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