Posted on: 07 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Tigerair Australia has announced two additional weekly services on Fridays and Sundays between Melbourne and the Gold Coast (beginning on 18 September) as well as one extra Sunday service between Sydney and Whitsunday Coast Airport (beginning on 7 November).
Tigerair Australia commercial director Adam Rowe commented, “The Gold Coast was our very first destination back in 2007 and it continues to grow in popularity, particularly over winter months as many Melbournians escape the cold. Tigerair currently flies three return services between Melbourne and the Gold Coast daily. With the new services Tigerair will be flying up to four daily return services each way.
Regarding the Sydney–Whitsunday Coast service, Rowe added, “We have already responded to strong peak period demand by adding additional flights on Mondays during school holiday periods in 2015. We are now introducing Sunday flights permanently into the new season schedule, providing nearly 19,000 additional visitor seats annually through Whitsunday Coast Airport.
“As a volume-based business, Tigerair flies where demand dictates in order to build a sustainable business in the Australian domestic market and pass on consistently great value fares to our customers,” Rowe declared.
The new Friday and Sunday services depart Melbourne at 10:10 and return from the Gold Coast at 12:40 (11:40 during AEDT) local time.
The new Sunday depart Sydney at 09:10 and return from Whitsunday Coast at 11:15.