Tigerair Australia has announced two additional weekly services between Melbourne and the Gold Coast just in time for the peak September school holiday period, in response to increased demand for more services.
On sale today, the new Friday and Sunday services commence on 18 September 2015, delivering over 700 additional visitor seats each week through Gold Coast Airport.
Tigerair Australia Commercial Director Adam Rowe says the Gold Coast is a year round family favourite destination for the low cost airline, which targets leisure and budget 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. “
Tigerair currently flies three return services between Melbourne and the Gold Coast daily. With the new services Tigerair will be flying up to four daily return services each way.
Tigerair also recently increased services on the popular Sydney – Gold Coast route from two to up to four daily return services.
Today's announcement is the result of an extensive network review conducted by the airline, which continues to evolve based on consumer demand for services.
“As a volume based business, Tigerair flies where demand dictates in order to build a sustainable business in the Australian domestic market and pass on consistently great value fares to our customers.”
The new Friday and Sunday services are on sale from today for travel commencing 18 September 2015. The services depart Melbourne at 10:10am and return from the Gold Coast at 12:40pm (or 11:40am during AEDT) local time.