Tiger Airways Australia announced (07-Mar-2012) plans to establish a base at Sydney Airport from Jul-2012, a move welcomed by the airport. The carrier will increase operations at Sydney from 18 daily services at present to 38 daily services, resulting in an additional 3600 seats per day at Sydney, driven by the launch of Sydney-Gold Coast and Sydney-Brisbane services plus additional capacity on the Sydney-Melbourne route. The carrier will base three A320s at Sydney and add 150 new jobs at the airport. [more - original PR - Sydney Airport]
Sydney Airport: “We are delighted that Tiger Airways plans to establish a base in Sydney, which will double the number of daily flights. Low cost carriers are driving growth in aviation and Tiger Airways is leading the charge with a great product and fantastic fares. Tiger’s resurgence has been a real boon for the travel and tourism sector and more competition means more choice for travellers, whether it be for business or leisure. Sydney is Australia’s premier destination and Tiger Airways choosing Sydney Airport as a base will cement its growth plans. The new base will not only create 150 direct jobs, but also stimulate employment in the tourism and services sectors," Kerrie Mather, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 07-Mar-2012.