Posted on: 01 February 2016 by Ross McSweeny
Tigerair Australia has unveiled the first of three Boeing 737-800s to be branded in Tigerair livery and announced that all three aircraft will be based at Melbourne Airport ahead of the airline’s inaugural direct services to Bali which begin on 23 March 2016.
Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp and Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi, were at the official unveiling to welcome the aircraft. Sharp noted that the basing of the three 737s at Melbourne Airport further demonstrated Tigerair Australia’s commitment to the state of Victoria.
“Tigerair Australia is proud to call Victoria and Melbourne home. Already more than 60% of our services touch Victoria. [This] announcement means the number of aircraft based in Victoria will grow from 7 to 10 or by more than 40% by the end of March,” Sharp remarked.