Tiger Airways is resuming return daytime flights between Melbourne and Cairns due to an increasing demand from its customers.
From April 2012 the airline will operate a daily return service between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Cairns Airport.
Tiger reduced its flights after it was grounded by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) last year for safety reasons.
Head of communication and marketing for Tiger Airways, Vanessa Regan, said that Cairns was last year voted the “fastest growing” domestic route in Australia (with 29% passenger growth year on year from April 2010 to April 2011 according to Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics or BITRE statistics 2011) and that the airline is confident Tiger’s new daytime flights will be well received.
“We’re an airline that is highly responsive to customer demand and we’re confident that our new daytime services will prove to be convenient and extremely popular, especially since they are available for travel just in time for the tropical north’s peak winter season when many Melbournians are looking for a warm winter escape from the cold,” said Ms Regan.
The airline is keen to reinstate flights to a number of other destinations around Australia, with news of this to come in the near future.