Last week, Tiger Air announced that Brisbane will become the airline’s third Australian base, with operations commencing in March 2014. The airline will be the only budget carrier in Australia to have a dedicated base in Brisbane.
Two brand new Airbus A320 aircraft will call Brisbane home, providing over 120 new jobs in Brisbane and adding around 800,000 additional visitor seats around Australia annually, significantly boosting domestic tourism for five Australian states.
As part of the base announcement, the airline will commence three new routes from Brisbane (to and from Darwin, Cairns and Adelaide) with flights on sale from midday today (AEDT).
In addition to the commencement of flights between Brisbane and Adelaide, Tigerair will also today be launching a new route between Sydney and Adelaide. Collectively the new services to Adelaide represent more than a 70% increase on existing services to the South Australian capital.
New Routes on Sale now:
- Brisbane – Cairns/Cairns – Brisbane (new daily return services commence 15 April 2014). This new route represents more than 30% growth of Tigerair’s services to far north Queensland. Fares go on sale today from just $79.95* each way.
- Brisbane – Darwin/Darwin – Brisbane route (new daily return services commence from 15 April).This new route delivers over 130,000 visitor seats annually to the top end through Darwin Airport. Fares go on sale today from just $139.95* each way.
- Brisbane – Adelaide/Adelaide – Brisbane # (six new return services a week commencing 11 March 2014). Fares go on sale today from just $89.95* each way.
- Sydney – Adelaide/Adelaide – Sydney # (daily return services commencing 11 March 2014). Fares go on sale today from just $64.95* each way.
# – Together these two new routes will provide more than 244,000 additional visitor seats through Adelaide Airport annually representing more than a 70% increase in services to South Australia.
In addition to the new routes listed above, Tigerair will be increasing services on the existing Brisbane – Sydney, Sydney – Melbourne and Brisbane – Melbourne routes from April 2014.