Tigerair has launched a new route to Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands.
The new service, which launched on 1 April 2014, will now operate three times a week direct between Sydney and Whitsunday Coast Airport. This will become the only direct air service between the two airports.
Flights will depart Sydney every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0815, arriving in the Whitsundays at 0945. The return service then leaves at 1115, getting back into Sydney at 1325.
“We have witnessed overwhelming demand from both leisure and budget travellers wanting to gain easy access to Airlie Beach and surrounding areas and today’s Sydney – Whitsunday Coast route launch is in direct response to consumer demand,” said Tigerair Australia’s CEO, Rob Sharp.
“As the only direct air service between Sydney and Whitsunday Coast, this is a coup for leisure and budget travellers and the all-important backpacker market. Our fares have been proven to stimulate markets and we look forward to working with the Whitsundays regional council and community to provide a much needed boost to local tourism. We’re confident local residents will welcome the direct flights to Sydney as well.”
As with all Tigerair’s flights, the new Whitsundays route will be operated using an all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.