Tiger Airways Australia has announced that it will start services between Melbourne and Brisbane from March 28 2010, marking its first direct service to Brisbane Airport.
Tiger launched the flights on November 5, with an $88 launch fare on the flights which will be operated up to three times daily.
Tiger Airways Australia’s managing director Shelley Roberts said, “2010 is set to be another big year for Tiger Airways as our ‘Low Fare Revolution’ will now be roaring into Brisbane. In the ‘Year of the Tiger’ we’ll virtually have Australia covered as we continue to grow, flying into the five largest cities with 18 routes spanning every State and Territory in the country.”
Brisbane Airport Corporation welcomed the announcement of the new route, with CEO Julieanne Alroe saying, “The placement of Brisbane as a new destination in Tiger’s already expansive network also indicates Tiger’s confidence in the region as a major hub for tourism and business, at a time when our domestic tourism economy particularly needs a boost.”
The new services come only weeks after the airline announced new Sydney-Gold Coast services, as well as additional services from Melbourne to Hobart, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. The carrier has also announced that it plans to take delivery of its eighth Airbus A320 in early 2010, with the aircraft to be based in Adelaide.