2-Jul-2012 8:10 AM

Tiger Airways Australia launches base in Sydney

Tiger Airways Australia announced (01-Jul-2012) the launch of its base at Sydney Airport, its second base in Australia. The base will see 150 jobs created and the operation of up to 10 additional daily return services across Australia from Sydney. Tiger Airways CEO Andrew David said, "Today is an opportunity for Tiger to celebrate our accomplishments over the last 12 months whilst, importantly, we also reflect on our responsibilities as a credible and viable operation....Tiger has grown and we are now moving on with a great value service that all Australian travellers should try at least once. The million plus domestic passengers who have flown with us since we resumed operations have provided overwhelming support for the relaunched product". The airline will base three A320 aircraft at Sydney, progressively from 01-Jul-2012, 01-Aug-2012 and 01-Sep-2012. Meanwhile the LCC launched its first television advertising campaign in a move to increase its profile in Australia and to “keep the duopoly honest” between Qantas and Virgin Australia. [more - original PR]

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