Friday April 18, 2014

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]

Tigerair launches web check

Tigerair launches web check

Tigerair Australia has launched a web check function where its passengers can check-in online up to 72 hours before the departure of their flight. Web check is now available for all 12 Tigerair Australia ports. “The key requirement is that customers... [Continue reading]

Tigerair, BAE extend maintenance arrangements

Tigerair, BAE extend maintenance arrangements

BAE Systems is set to deliver line maintenance services for Tigerair’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the next five years. The work, which will support 40 jobs, builds on overnight base maintenance services that... [Continue reading]

Tigerair averts pilot industrial action with new EA

Tigerair averts pilot industrial action with new EA

Tigerair will avoid industrial action from its pilots after the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) agreed to a new enterprise agreement, which sees significant base pay increases and a new fixed rostering system. According to AFAP executive director... [Continue reading]

Tigerair’s first QLD crews graduate

Tigerair’s first QLD crews graduate

Tigerair has graduated its first group of Queensland-based cabin crews as it prepares to open a new Brisbane base on March 11. The initial group will be followed by a second group on February 25 to provide a total of 50 cabin crew members and managers... [Continue reading]

Tigerair pilots to vote on new agreement

Tigerair pilots to vote on new agreement

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) which represents most of Tigerair’s pilots has reached a tentative agreement with the airline on a new enterprise agreement. The agreement comes in the wake of threats by the pilots to conduct industrial... [Continue reading]

Updated: Tigerair pilots to start work bans

Updated: Tigerair pilots to start work bans

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) union representing Tigerair pilots has announced its intention to commence protected industrial action from Friday February 7 after a breakdown in enterprise bargaining negotiations with the airline. The... [Continue reading]

Tigerair expands with Brisbane base, new A320s

Tigerair expands with Brisbane base, new A320s

Now Virgin Australia-controlled Tigerair Australia has announced significant expansion plans with the creation of a new operating base in Brisbane, the acquisition of two new Airbus A320s and the launch of four new routes. Tigerair says 150 new jobs will... [Continue reading]

Tigerair drops Mackay, opts for Proserpine

Tigerair drops Mackay, opts for Proserpine

Tigerair is to withdraw from the Sydney-Mackay market and will instead introduce thrice-weekly services to Proserpine from Sydney. The changes will take effect on February 1. “Our decision to introduce the new Sydney-Whitsunday Coast route, whilst... [Continue reading]

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