Aug 10, 2011

Tiger Airways Grounding 'Lifted' Perth could be a month or two away

Tiger Airways says it will resume flying on Friday 12th August 2011, after the Civil Aviation Safety Authority lifted its grounding of the airline. Tiger says it is resuming ticket sales today, and will start a gradual resumption of domestic services from Friday.The first flights will be those between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Sydney, with the resumption of other routes to be announced shortly.

Tiger says it is adopting a simplified flight program concentrating on the most popular and profitable routes.
It does not have much choice in the short-term, as the number of sectors the airline is allowed to fly is initially limited to a maximum of 18 per day for the rest of this month.

The airline says the reduction in the number of flights means it will be operating eight aircraft instead of the current 10, and will close its crew base in Adelaide and temporarily suspend the one at Avalon Airport.

Services to Perth as well as to other interstate destinations looks like being months away for the time being, as the airline is 'quoted above' stating that services will initially focus on those routes most popular & profitable.

Watch this space!

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