Posted on: 22 August 2016 by Mark Howells
Tigerair Australia is to begin a daily return service between Melbourne and Canberra, adding over 2500 seats through each airport every week.
The carrier’s CEO, Rob Sharp (pictured), commented, “We have witnessed overwhelming demand and are proud to provide the only low cost services between Canberra and Melbourne. We are confident the new route will prove popular for our core market of budget and leisure travellers. In further good news for consumers, we are bringing a new-look Tigerair to Canberra.
“Our customers love low fares but they also want friendly service and on-time flights,” Sharp continued. “Tigerair Australia was rebranded in July 2013 and I’m thrilled to say that we are delivering on the promise of consistent delivery of affordable, reliable air travel with great customer service.”
Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, stated, “These flights will generate AUS$17 million a year in the Gross Regional Product of the Canberra catchment and, importantly, create an additional 124 jobs. This is such an exciting time for aviation in Canberra. International flights will start for the first time next month and we can now add this low-cost link to Melbourne that Canberrans have been crying out for.”