Tiger flies into Cairns
FLIGHTS between Cairns and Bali, Adelaide, Geelong, Sydney and Brisbane are possibilities to be considered by Tiger Airways Australia.
The airline’s managing director Crawford Rix told The Weekend Post that any future connections with Cairns depended upon the success of the first of its daily services to and from Melbourne.
"So far so good," he said in Cairns yesterday.
He said the 180-seat Airbus was full except for one seat on the way to the Far North and almost full on the return journey.
The A320 touched down at 12.45am yesterday and returned to Melbourne at 1.15am
Mr Rix said forward bookings for the flights, now available from $89.95 one way, were promising.
"They are being snapped up very quickly," he said.
Mr Rix said any new destinations linking Cairns would depend upon the popularity of the Melbourne services.
He said the aircraft fleet’s range was limited to 4.5 hours.
Mr Rix said there were many destinations the company could fly to, subject to business cases to make sure they would provide the lowest possible airfares.
Mr Rix said future links could be Avalon (near Geelong), Adelaide and flying via Brisbane and Sydney as well as Bali.
"Bali is a very interesting destination. It’s a popular destination with Australians … we’ll look at it," he said.
Mr Rix said he would be holding further talks with Cairns Airport about future services.
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