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Tiger Airways Australia will resume its operations on 12 August after the country's regulators lifted the suspension on the airline's domestic services.

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has ceased legal action against the low cost carrier and restored its air operator certificate, Tiger said in a statement.

"Tiger Airways Australia has worked constructively with CASA to address the concerns that were raised by the regulator," the airline added.

Tiger Airways Australia is fully owned by Singapore-based Tiger Airways holdings.

The carrier is planning to resume its services gradually, starting with flights between Melbourne's Tullamarine airport and Sydney. Tiger will restore its other services gradually.

Tiger will also reduce its Australian fleet from 10 Airbus A320s to eight, with the other two aircraft deployed to other part of the Group's business in Asia.

The Australian business will also be consolidated into a single base at Tullamarine.

A crew base at Adelaide Airport will be closed and another at Melbourne's Avalon airport will be temporarily suspended.

"Tiger Airways Australia is committed to a safe, viable and long-term future in Australia," the carrier said.

"The airline remains committed to regaining the confidence its customers through an enhanced focus on punctuality and convenience," the carrier added.