Saturday August 23, 2014

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic flyers have been treated to improved punctuality in 2013/14, with all local airlines bar Tigerair Australia posting a lift in on-time performance, new figures show. In the 12 months to June 30 2014, 83.8 per cent of all flights left within 15... [Continue reading]

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Australia’s domestic carriers’ recent pullback of capacity growth appears yet to have an impact on prices, with the cost of the cheapest economy tickets remaining below last year’s levels. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and... [Continue reading]

Tigerair, Sydney Airport resolve dispute

Tigerair, Sydney Airport resolve dispute

Tigerair Australia says it has withdrawn its legal challenge against Sydney Airport after the two parties reached a new agreement on the low-cost carrier’s access to infrastructure at the airport. In July, Tigerair took Sydney Airport to the National... [Continue reading]

Tigerair boss backs Badgerys Creek

Tigerair boss backs  Badgerys Creek

Tigerair Australia chief executive Rob Sharp believes there is enough demand in Western Sydney for the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek and the low-cost carrier is keen to fly there. Sharp says Tigerair supports a second airport being built in Sydney. “At... [Continue reading]

Tigerair battles Sydney Airport over T2 access

Tigerair battles Sydney Airport over T2 access

Low cost carrier Tigerair Australia has asked the National Competition Council (NCC) to recommend that the ‘Domestic Terminal Service’ provided by Sydney Airport at its domestic Terminal 2 be ‘declared’ under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer... [Continue reading]

Rex ranked best regional airline by Aviation Week

Rex ranked best regional airline by Aviation Week

Regional Express (Rex) has been ranked the highest of all regional airlines by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine for the sixth year in a row in its annual ranking of the Top Performing Airlines in the world. The rankings are based on four areas... [Continue reading]

New Tigerair CEO on the way after losses mount

New Tigerair CEO on the way after losses mount

Singapore-based Tigerair is to have a new CEO after reporting a net loss of SG$223m (A$191m) in the year to March 31, a five-fold increase over the previous corresponding period. As a consequence, the budget airline, which is 40 per cent owned by Singapore... [Continue reading]

Virgin transfers SYD-OOL capacity to Tiger

Virgin transfers SYD-OOL capacity to Tiger

Virgin Australia will reduce its daily return services between Sydney and the Gold Coast from 12 to nine from July, while its Tigerair subsidiary will increase its daily services on the route from two to four. “It starts to build up a good presence... [Continue reading]

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair Australia’s new Brisbane-Darwin and Brisbane-Cairns services begin today (April 15) following the budget airline’s establishment of an operational base at Brisbane Airport last month. The new Brisbane base, announced late last year, became... [Continue reading]

Tigerair Aust launches ‘Infrequent Flyer’ program

Tigerair Aust launches ‘Infrequent Flyer’ program

Tigerair Australia launched its Infrequent Flyer Club on April 8. Aimed at passengers “who don’t fly as often as they would like but still want to be part of a frequent flyer scheme”, the program will provide “regular updates on great deals as... [Continue reading]

Tigerair launches Sydney to Whitsunday services

Tigerair launches Sydney to Whitsunday services

Tigerair Australia launched its new service between Sydney and Whitsunday Coast Airport on April 1. The three-times-a-week service is the only direct service between the two ports, and offers 56,000 seats a year on the route. “We have witnessed... [Continue reading]

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