Launched by the special guest of honour, the Tiger Airways Mascot, and doused in the ceremonial fire truck water arch, the inaugural Tiger Airways Australia services bounced into Alice Springs. The town will be connected four times weekly to Sydney and Melbourne.
- The Northern Territory town of Alice Springs (ASP) has succumbed to the prowess of Tiger Airways Australia, which has started four weekly A320 services from both Sydney (SYD) and Melbourne (MEL), each beginning on 9 April. The 2,023-kilometre link to Sydney will face daily competition from Qantas, with a similar competing frequency from the same airline on the slightly shorter 1,857-kilometre sector to the most populous city in the state of Victoria. Both Qantas flights are operated by its 168-seat 737-800s.