Tigerair to launch new weekly services in Canberra


On Friday, May 26, Tigerair Australia announced the addition of a new course to their itinerary. The new flight will cover the route between Brisbane and Canberra, with additional services between Canberra and Melbourne.

Tigerair is a low-cost airline in Australia. It started flying between Melbourne and Canberra in December 2016. Their decision of launching new flights is a response to the overwhelming support that their customer showed for the Melbourne-Canberra flight.

There will be three weekly return services between Canberra and Brisbane from September 14. The flights will run their operations on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. There will also be an extra return service once in a week between Canberra and Melbourne. Starting from September 15, the flight will take the carrier’s return services between these two cities to eight per week.

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Ian Hill, the Executive Director of Enterprise Canberra, welcomed the new services. He hoped that the new Tigerair flights would promote the city’s status as an emerging tourism destination.

Canberra has already received a record number of domestic visitors in the past tourist season. Mr Hill expected that the affordable fares of the budget carrier would encourage more visitors to stop over in the city.

Tigerair is to launch those services just in time for Floriade, the country’s biggest spring celebration going to start from September 16. Mr Hill thought that the flights would now draw more visitors to spend a weekend in Canberra and attend the festival, which is going to be held in the Commonwealth Park.

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Besides, the city is to host many world-class events and major exhibitions, which are likely to attract more and more Victorians and Queenslanders.

With the inauguration of new services, Tigerair Australia is going to add 4,000 more seats per week through Canberra Airport. Furthermore, Qatar Airways has also lately announced starting a route between Doha and Canberra.

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