Tigerair is adding services to the Gold Coast and Whitsunday Coast and abandoning Melbourne-Mackay for good later this year.
Tigerair Australia’s Adam Rowe says the Gold Coast is a year round family favourite destination for the low cost airline, which targets leisure and economical travellers.
“The Gold Coast was our very first destination back in 2007 and it continues to grow in popularity, particularly over winter months as many Melbournians escape the cold.”
The Melbourne to Gold Coast route will increase by one flight a day in September, and the Sydney to Whitsunday Coast route will be given an extra weekly service from late October.
The route reviews that drove these changes move Tigerair into the leisure market and away from its earlier focus connecting centres like Rockhampton or Mackay to Melbourne.
The company owner Virgin Australia is investing in Tigerair becoming the country’s top cheap service airline.