Tigerair Australia brings a new era to Queensland aviation. Brisbane will be home to the third Australian base for budget airline Tigerair Australia from next year, in a significant boost to the Queensland economy and tourism sector.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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It is an exciting time for Queensland aviation. The Tigerair Australia base will provide more than 100 new jobs, from the flight and cabin crews to additional ground staff when it’s up and running in March next year. Queensland to account for 59 per cent of Tigerair’s capacity.

Tigerair, established in 2004, is a leading Singapore-based budget carrier that offers affordable travel options and a seamless customer experience.

Tigerair comprises four airlines, namely Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia, Tigerair Philippines and Tigerair Mandala. Collectively, the Group’s network extends to over 50 destinations across 13 countries in the Asia Pacific. As at 30 November 2013, Tigerair operates a fleet of 49 Airbus A320-family aircraft, averaging less than three years of age.

Tigerair Australia will launch new routes including Brisbane to Cairns, Darwin and Adelaide that are projected to provide 800,000 additional visitor seats annually.

Tigerair Australia’s mission statement on their facebook page reads:

We aspire to be the leading airline and travel partner connecting people across Australia and Asia-Pacific. Every day we bring people closer to places, experiences and to each other. Start your journey with us now, at tigerair.com.

Still on airlines – Air New Zealand earlier this week announced the extension of their seasonal services between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast.

The success of international Air New Zealand flights to and from Auckland in 2012 and 2013 has resulted in a strong commitment from the airline for future direct services.

To learn more about Tigerair Australia visit our website at https://www.tigerair.com/au/en/