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Up to 20% more seats compared to same period last year (April – November)

Tiger Airways introduces its biggest ever “winter” schedule

The new season flight schedule includes more low fare seats than ever before with up to 20% more flights than the same time last year and includes the addition of two new routes with daily services between Sydney and Sunshine Coast commencing from 27 March 2011 and the new Sydney – Brisbane route which commences from 07 February 2011 (with three daily return services or 21 return flights per week).

Crawford Rix, Tiger Airways Australia Managing Director, says “it’s an exciting period for Australia’s fastest growing major domestic airline. The new season schedule not only represents the largest number of seats and destinations that we have ever operated, it also features extra capacity (flights) on a number of popular routes including Melbourne – Perth and Melbourne – Alice Springs.

“We’re adding an additional daily daytime service between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Perth onto our existing evening services linking Melbourne and Perth. Currently we have six weekly services between Melbourne (Avalon Airport) and Perth and seven (or daily) return evening services between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Perth. So the new schedule means a total of 20 weekly services between Melbourne and Perth every week, up from 13 services currently.

“As the only major domestic low fare airline operating on the Melbourne – Alice Springs route, we’ve also adjusted our new season schedule to cater for increased demand. The new schedule provides four weekly services, up from three weekly flights currently.”

Mr Rix adds that the airline is pleased with the recent introduction of new services to and from Melbourne (Avalon Airport) which commenced in November 2010 with routes to Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane continuing to be popular.

“At Tiger Airways, we allocate our resources to operating routes with the greatest demand and profitability, so that we can keep growing and offering the lowest airfares,” says Mr Rix.

Tiger Airways has grown in “leaps and bounds” since commencing operations in Australia in November 2007 with 21 routes on sale now spanning every state and territory.

The airline is committed to being Australia’s most affordable, punctual and profitable airline and continues its Australian business growth objectives as planned. The airline recently confirmed a new 11th aircraft for Australia will arrive in April 2011 to provide even more growth opportunities.

With three bases currently operating in Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), Melbourne (Avalon Airport) and Adelaide, the airline is scoping out locations for a fourth Australian base to be announced in due course.

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