Tigerair ramps up flights to Melbourne
TIGERAIR Australia has today announced an additional weekly return service between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour in response to increased demand for more low cost services to the region.
Due to increased demand, Tigerair Australia has also added a one off additional return service between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour on Easter Saturday.
Tigerair Australia launched it's three return services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the two popular destinations in December.
Tigerair Australia Commercial Director, Adam Rowe, said today's announcement of a new permanent Saturday service is fantastic news for consumers and tourism in both destinations.
"We've been pleased with demand for our services on the Melbourne-Coffs Harbour route since we first launched the route in December last year," Mr Rowe said.
"The introduction of Saturday flights is in direct response to overwhelming demand from consumers and provides around 18,700 additional visitor seats annually through Coffs Harbour Airport.
Tigerair Australia's four weekly return services between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour deliver almost 75,000 visitor seats through Coffs Harbour Airport annually.
"We were always confident Tigerair Australia's services between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour would prove to be really popular, but the announcement that an additional Saturday service is being added to the schedule to cope with demand is fantastic news for the city and entire North Coast region," Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight said.
Tigerair Australia first launched services between Sydney and Coffs Harbour in February 2013 as the airline's first intrastate route.
With the four weekly return services between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour and the three weekly return services between Sydney and Coffs Harbour, the airline will provide over 118,500 visitor seats annually through Coffs Harbour Airport.