Tigerair Australia has announced plans to base a third aircraft in Brisbane, enabling it to launch two new routes from the city.
From late March 2017, the low-cost carrier will deploy a third 180-seat Airbus A320 to Brisbane Airport, which it says will create more than 50 jobs. The additional aircraft will also allow Tigerair to launch new services connecting Brisbane with Perth and the Whitsunday Coast.
“The Sunshine State is an integral part of our network with over 70% of all Tigerair domestic services already touching Queensland. That number is set to increase with all the new services announced today,” said Tigerair Australia’s CEO, Rob Sharp.
“We are confident our new services will prove popular with our core market of budget and leisure travellers, whilst at the same time stimulating numerous benefits for the city of Brisbane by way of increased tourism expenditure and job creation.”
The airline’s expansion will commence on 23 March 2017 with the launch of four weekly services between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast Airport – a destination already served by Tigerair from Sydney. Then on 1 June 2017, the LCC will commence four weekly flights between Brisbane and Perth, increasing up to six times weekly in peak periods such as school holidays.
Tigerair already flies from Brisbane to five domestic destinations: Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney.