The celebrations continue with Tiger Airways marking their commitment to one of the best Australian travel destinations, the Red Centre. New services connecting Melbourne and Sydney started on the 9th of this month landing at Alice Springs at 11:20 AM and 9.30 AM local time respectively. The growing tourism business of the Northern Territory has been demanding additional flights to and fro and Tiger Airways decided to answer that call with their new services.
Carly Brear, Commercial Director, Tiger Airways Australia, mentioned that the new services are in direct response to the growing demand for additional flights servicing the Red Centre. Bulk of this demand is for a reliable low cost carrier. Interestingly in a recent online voting poll conducted by the Airways as to where should Tiger Airways fly next to, customers, travellers and enthusiasts voted Alice Springs as the top choice. The Airways responded by launching not one but two services connecting Melbourne and Sydney to the Red Centre. This move will definitely benefit the tourism industry and the local community as a whole which relies heavily on the tourist footfall. Alice Springs have a number of destinations which are hot favourites among tourists. These include the grand Uluru and a number of wild Australian outback adventures.
The new services will offer an increased capacity of 2880 seats per week ensuring Alice Springs can address the growing demand for low cost carriers. Miss Brear also added that the increased capacity will help local businesses to flourish being able to cater to more tourists. She hoped that the huge online approval for a service to the Red Centre is backed up by travellers booking their seats on these flights.
Northern Territory’s Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Matt Conlan appeared excited when he said these new services are going to make a huge impact in this sector. He also welcomed all those Australians who have never been to the Red Centre, stating there has never been a better time. Tiger Airways will be flying in from Sydney and Melbourne four times a week.
Jim Parashos, Northern Territory Airports Director of Airline and Airport Services mentioned that this is great news, not only for the Red Centre or the tourism sector alone but the entire economy of the territory. He added that visitors coming to Alice Springs yet again have the option to fly Tiger Airways and avail the low cost and reliable services.
In separate news, Tiger Airways have recently celebrated flying the ten millionth passenger in Australia. They have also launched new services between Sydney and Coffs Harbour back in February, between Melbourne and Sunshine Coast on March 27th and the Sydney – Cairns service last week.