Tigerair Australia’s Brisbane to Adelaide
Rob Wingwalker. With the launch of its two aircraft Brisbane base on 11 March, the force is certainly strong with the Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp. He is also pictured (left) with: Brisbane-based crew (on steps); Queensland Minister For Tourism And Major Events Hon Jann Stuckey (centre); and Andrew Brodie, Brisbane Airport’s General Manager Airline and Retail Management (right). Photos James Morgan.
Using a Jedi mind trick to convince us he’s in two places at once, Tigerair Australia’s CEO Rob Sharp (right) was also snapped with Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young (left) as they welcomed the LCC’s new services between Sydney and Adelaide and Brisbane and Adelaide – with the inaugural Sydney – Adelaide service making an appearance in the rear of the picture.
- Tigerair Australia opened up its third base in Australia on 11 March, with the start of operations from Brisbane (BNE) to Adelaide (ADL). Along with extra flights to existing destination Sydney, new services to Cairns and Darwin will be launched from the base next month. The six times weekly route will face some intense competition, with 57 weekly services split between Qantas (25), Virgin Australia Airlines (25) and Jetstar Airways (7). Tigerair Australia used the same day to launch daily flights from Sydney (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL). Competition on this city pair will be even fiercer, with the incumbents offering 123 weekly rotations between them – Qantas (59), Virgin Australia (39) and Jetstar (25). Both routes will be flown by the LCC’s 180-seat A320s.