Posted on: 27 August 2015 by Mark Howells
tFollowing the introduction of its first intrastate route between Sydney and Coffs Harbour in February 2013, Tigerair Australia has announced a new thrice-weekly service between Coffs Harbour and Melbourne which is due to commence on 9 December.
The flights, which will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, are set to deliver approximately 1,000 extra seats through Coffs Harbour Airport each week in addition to the 1,000 seats provided by the Sydney–Coffs Harbour service.
The flights will depart Melbourne at 09:05 on Mondays and Wednesdays and at 08:45 on Fridays, whilst the return leg from Coffs Harbour will take off at 11:25am and 11:05am respectively.
“Our consistently great value fares stimulate air travel in this country and provide a welcome boost for tourism,” remarked Adam Rowe, Tigerair Australia’s commercial director. “Coffs Harbour is a great tourism destination for families and leisure seekers, with a fantastic year round climate, great beaches and resorts. We are confident this new route will be popular with both local Coffs Harbour residents and Melburnians seeking an affordable getaway.”
In other developments, Tigerair Australia is planning on introducing three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet, enabling the airline’s first short-haul international services to Bali from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth beginning from March 2016.
Based in Sydney, a 14th Airbus A320 aircraft will also join the carrier’s in early December.