Tiger Airways leaps onto the Melbourne-Sydney route

7 Apr 2009

Tiger Airways plans to fly the Melbourne-Sydney route, adding to the number of airlines plying Australia’s busiest domestic flight route.

The Singapore-based low-cost airline will commence service between Melbourne and Sydney on July 3, and will fly four times daily between the two cities.

Tiger had previously wanted to use the Sydney Airport terminal, but there was not enough capacity. Now, with the reduction in flight demand due recession issues, parking slots have become available. Tiger Airways managing director Shelley Roberts said: “More people will be able to travel between the two destinations more often and for the first time at consistently low fares.”

The new service reinforces Tiger’s previous initiatives in Australia such as opening an Adelaide office in early March and launching flights to Perth, Gold Coast and Hobart. The LCC will fly from Sydney Airport’s T2 Terminal, which was recently upgraded with a larger food court, new carpeting, seating and LCD monitors in gate lounges as well as refurbished bathrooms and extensive retiling.

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Joshua Tan

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