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Tigerair Australia takes off for Brisbane

Tigerair Australia has announced it will be flying a new route between Canberra and Brisbane and has added an extra service between Canberra and Melbourne in response to overwhelming consumer demand.

Starting on 14 September, Tigerair will begin operating three weekly return services to Brisbane on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Then on 15 September, the airline will add an additional weekly return service between Canberra and Melbourne on Fridays.

“Canberrans have truly embraced Tigerair’s great value fares and friendly service, with demand for our Melbourne Canberra services exceeding our expectations since we launched services from Melbourne in December last year,” said Tigerair Australia Chief Executive Rob Sharp.

“With eight weekly return services from Melbourne and three from Brisbane, Tigerair Australia will be providing close to 4,000 visitor seats weekly through Canberra Airport or over 200,000 visitor seats annually to the doorstep of the nation’s capital city.”

Tigerair Australia will be progressively replacing its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft with Boeing 737s over the next two years as part of fleet simplification efforts at the airline group.