Tigerair Australia launched its sixth route from Brisbane on 23 March, commencing a four times weekly service to Proserpine on the Whitsunday Coast. From 1 June, it will also operate the only LCC services between Brisbane and Perth.
- Tigerair Australia commenced services between Brisbane (BNE) and Proserpine (PPP) on the Whitsunday Coast on 23 March. The LCC will operate four weekly rotations on the sector, which was made possible by an additional (third) A320 which arrived in Brisbane the day before the inaugural flight. Tigerair Australia Head of Communications Vanessa Regan said: “The Sunshine State is an integral part of our network with over 50% of all Tigerair domestic services touching Queensland. The new services between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast add to this, delivering almost 80,000 additional visitor seats through both airports annually and providing a further welcome boost for Queensland tourism and the economy.” Andrew Brodie, Brisbane Airport GM Aviation and Retail Management, said: “It is nearly seven years to the day when Tigerair first came to Brisbane, launching services to three destinations and firmly heralding its presence in the market with its renowned low fares on more than half a million seats on offer in its first year. Today, Tigerair offers nearly 1.3 million seats annually between Brisbane and [its current] five national destinations, while making an enormous investment in our city and state by permanently basing three aircraft here.” Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said: “It is certainly happy days in the Whitsundays so far in 2017 and the new direct morning return service from Brisbane is a massive vote of confidence in our region by Tigerair.” From 1 June, Tigerair Australia will also operate the only LCC services between Brisbane and Perth with a four times weekly service, increasing to six times weekly in peak periods. Competition on the 895-kilometre sector is provided by Virgin Australia Airlines (eight weekly flights) and Jetstar Airways (daily flights).