Tigerair will not return to the skies in Australia, with the Virgin Australia Group confirming this week that it will discontinue the Tigerair brand. Virgin Australia, which owns Tigerair, said the decision to axe the Tigerair brand is due to insufficient demand in the Australian domestic market to support two carriers at this time. When Virgin emerges from voluntary … [Read more...]
Tiger Air is one of the two major Australian low-cost carriers. It's a popular choice for Australian frequent flyers especially for short domestic flights where you can travel for a fraction of the cost of flying on a full service airline.
You can also fly Tiger Air for cheap business class flights to selected domestic destinations.
If you're flying Tigerair this weekend, be prepared for flight delays and cancellations. The union representing Tigerair pilots has announced that protected industrial action will commence on Friday. The Tigerair strike is scheduled to commence at 6am on Friday 4 May, and run until midnight on Sunday 6 May. Thankfully, the Tigerair strike would not result in a complete … [Read more...]
Tigerair has been forced to cancel all of its flights between Australia and Indonesia, effective from Wednesday 11 January. The snap decision by the Indonesian government to ban Tigerair from flying to the country has resulted in chaos as thousands of Tigerair passengers were left stranded. Tigerair operates three international routes to Bali from Melbourne, Adelaide and … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will cease operating most of their flights to South-East Asia from next March. Virgin will withdraw entirely from the Perth-Phuket route, while three of the airline’s flights to Bali will be handed over to low-cost subsidiary Tigerair. Virgin will provide Tigerair with three Boeing 737 narrow-body aircraft to operate the flights between Bali and Melbourne, … [Read more...]
Australian aviation history is littered with incidences of companies trying to be a successful third domestic airline. Not long after deregulation, we had Compass Mark 1 and shortly after Compass Mark 2, both short lived. Impulse airlines soon stepped into the role, and it ran successfully until capital was cut off by its backers. As a result it was sold to Qantas, to become … [Read more...]