While Tiger Airways looks set to pounce on the domestic market with even greater energy after Virgin Australia’s announcement it will take 60 per cent of the low cost airline, Tiger has returned to Adelaide and Hobart.
Twice-daily services have been scheduled between Melbourne and Adelaide. The services have been timed for business travellers, while the capacity will also benefit South Australia’s tourism industry. Adelaide Airport CEO Mark Young said the return of Tiger would provide customers even greater choice.
Meanwhile, the airline has re-introduced twice-daily flights between Melbourne and Hobart, representing more than 5,000 seats a week between the two cities. The services have been welcomed by the Tasmanian government, which it says will further boost inbound tourism. Tiger’s re-entry to Tasmania comes a week after Qantas announced a significant upgrade of capacity to Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
Both services started on November 1 and have been timed to coincide with the traditional surge in demand during the summer holidays.
Tiger says it continues to engage with tourism authorities and airports around Australia about new services. It now operates to 11 destinations across the country.