Tigerair Australia to launch first international flights in 2016

From 23 March 2016, Tigerair Australia will begin operating its first international routes between Denpasar, Bali, and Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.The airline will use three Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the Virgin Australia Group to facilitate the services, with the aircraft due to be reconfigured and rebranded in the Tigerair livery before they begin next year.The Boeing 737-800 aircraft feature all economy seating for up to 180 passengers, with five rows of extra legroom seating (18 seats at the front of the cabin and 12 seats in exit rows). The aircraft will provide a mix of free and paid wireless inflight entertainment for use on passenger’s personal electronic devices.Overall, these international flights will provide the Tigerair Australia network with an additional 6,500 seats per week.The carrier is also introducing two new domestic routes between Sydney and Cairns and Sydney and Adelaide from 8 September this year, which will provide over 10,000 additional domestic seats to the schedule each month.A brand new Airbus A320 aircraft will join Tigerair Australia’s existing fleet of 13 A320s and will be based in Sydney ahead of commencing operation in early September 2015. It will be the first in the carrier’s fleet to feature Sharklets on the wingtips.“Today is a major milestone for Tigerair Australia, as we are thrilled to be spreading our wings and bringing lower airfares to more Australians," commented Tigerair Australia’s CEO, Rob Sharp. “Bali is a year-round leisure and family favourite destination, visited by more than one million Australians last year. Tigerair Australia flights mean it will become even more accessible for those looking an affordable and relaxing tropical getaway.“We have already significantly enhanced our on-time performance and our customer satisfaction is at an all-time high, and we look forward to bringing our customers great inflight entertainment, delicious meal options and our friendly customer service on these new routes.”

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