Tigerair resumes flights to Melbourne

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 22, 2016 14:37

Tigerair resumes flights to Melbourne

Tigerair has announced plans to resume flights between Canberra and Melbourne in early December. The airline halted flights in 2011, but now it has been acquired by Virgin Australia, Tigerair has revitalised its Canberra services.

“We’ve been turning the business around, Virgin Australia acquired the business and we rebranded the business three years ago,” Virgin, chief executive Rob Sharp told reporters. “We have the lowest cancellation rates now, over the last 18 months, of all the domestic carriers, including the main carriers.

“What we’ve been doing is building the network and looking at where there’s demand for our low-cost product — and we believe there’s demand here in Canberra.”

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 22, 2016 14:37