Tigerair’s inaugural service between Brisbane and Canberra touched down at Canberra Airport at midday on Thursday, heralding faster and cheaper access to both cities for tourists, budget and leisure travelers.
The full flight was sold out months in advance, and was greeted by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and the Managing Director of Canberra Airport, Stephen Byron.
Low-cost direct flights between Brisbane and Canberra will now run three days a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
The standard fare year-round will be $109, however a limited number of fares are currently on sale between the two destinations from just $69 each way.
The Brisbane-Canberra service comes just nine months after Tigerair launched return flights between Canberra and Melbourne.
From Friday September 15, the discount airline will introduce an additional return service between Melbourne and Canberra, taking the total number of Tigerair return services between the two cities to eight per week.
Pictured at the launch of Tigerair Australia’s new service between Brisbane and Canberra are: Andrew Maister, Commercial Director, Tigerair Australia; Stephen Byron, MD Canberra Airport; and Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory.
Photo by Ray Strange.