Alice Springs and the mesmerizing Red Centre of Australian tourism welcome the return of Tiger Airways. The airline has announced four weekly return services which will resume from 9th April 2013 connecting Melbourne and Sydney with Alice Springs. These two flights will be adding a total capacity of 150,000 for these routes.
Speaking on the occasion, Carly Brear, Tiger Airways’ Australia Commercial Director mentioned that this is a huge step forward for Tiger Airways and at the same time a boost for the tourism sector of Alice Springs. He mentioned that the company has been flooded with requests from the tourism sector, the passengers and the businesses in the local economy to bring their low-cost service to touch the tourism sector of central Australia. It is indeed fascinating to know that a region which is so dependent on tourism does not have viable low-cost air service.
Tourism Minister Matt Conlan and Tourism CEO Tony Mayell along with the Alice Springs Airport have worked tirelessly to make this possible and make available the increased capacity for the tourists. The new service from Tiger Airways is exquisitely timed, keeping in mind the demands of the local community, businessmen and travellers alike. Starting early morning at 6:40 AM in Sydney the flight touches down at 10:00 AM in Alice Springs. Again the Melbourne flight takes off at 9:00 AM and touches down at 12:20 PM.
Also speaking on the occasion, Kylie Mansfield, Alice Springs Convention Centre’s Sales & Marketing Manager mentioned that the community ushers the coming of Tiger Airways to Alice Springs. It is a great moment for the community and tourism business because the airline is going to become an important peg in the tourism wheel of Alice Springs. He added that the additional seats will provide a major boost for the community in general and the tourism sector in particular as it badly needed a way to handle the increasing load. At the same time the new service is going to make Alice Springs an important destination for business tourism. Together with the existing Qantas services this new service will make the region more attractive to the business traveller.