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Tigerair drops Mackay, opts for Proserpine

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 27, 2013
Mackay loses out to Proserpine on the Sydney run. (Dave Parer)
Mackay loses out to Proserpine on the Sydney run. (Dave Parer)

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 removing the Sydney-Mackay service, is based on consumer demand,” Tigerair’s commercial director Carly Brear explained, adding that the back-packer market into Proserpine is seen as a key target for the airline.

The Sydney-Proserpine route has not been served directly since 2008.

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As part of a broader fine-tuning of its schedules, Tigerair will increase frequency between Melbourne and Mackay from April.

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