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June 2, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

The domestic airfare bargain of the year went on sale yesterday and will sell until midnight tonight in conjunction with Tigerair Australia’s new direct low-cost flights between Brisbane and Perth.

The carrier has become the only low-cost option on one of Australia’s longest domestic routes in terms of kilometres – 3606km in flying distance. The new services will be operated with an A320 which has been based in Brisbane since March 2017, Tigerair’s third A320 to be based there. The AUD 115 inaugural fare is available only through Tigerair’s website, however, and will finished before midnight tonight if seats book out.

The airline will operate a year-round base schedule of four weekly return services between Perth and Brisbane, increasing up to six times weekly in peak periods such as school holidays. The new services will deliver over 80,000 additional seats annually through Brisbane and Perth Airports, Tigerair Australia chief executive Rob Sharp said yesterday.

The inaugural service between the two destinations departed Brisbane Airport at 7pm local time and will arrive into Perth Airport at 10.45pm.

Sharp says the airline is confident the new services will prove popular with budget and leisure travellers, providing a welcome economic and tourism boost to Queensland and Western Australia.

“The new services between Brisbane and Perth will deliver over 80,000 additional seats through both airports annually, in addition to the 1.3 million and 350,000 seats that Tigerair carried through Brisbane and Perth Airports respectively in the twelve months up until the end of May 2017.”

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) chief executive and managing director Julieanne Alroe said Tigerair’s network expansion was a keystone for BAC’s continued growth as “the most connected airport in Australia”.

“With more and more international travellers choosing Brisbane as their preferred gateway into Australia, connectivity provided by domestic airlines such as Tigerair is an attractive advantage of arriving into BNE.

“Low-cost carriers such as Tigerair are critical catalysts for travel and tourism growth across the nation and every new service Tigerair commits is a win for both travellers and businesses alike.”

Perth Airport’s chief exeutive, Kevin Brown, said the new service would provide Western Australians and Queenslanders “a new convenient and affordable travel option that will boost tourism between the two states”.

Edited by Peter Needham

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