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Tiger inaugurates Avalon flights in major expansion


BY JAMES WILKINSON

Tiger Airways has inaugurated flights from its newest Australian base, Avalon, as the airline continues its rapid expansion.

 
Cake cutting: David Fox, Executive Chairman, Avalon
Airport; Crawford Rix, Tiger Airways Australia, Managing
Director; and Justin Giddings – Avalon Airport CEO,
launch the new flights

Avalon, 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, is the third base for the low-cost carrier, alongside Melbourne Tullamarine and Adelaide, and initially up to nine new routes have been launched.

“Commencing with seven new flights from Avalon Airport, this is further proof that Tiger Airways is well positioned to continue our successful expansion in Australia as planned,” said Tiger Airways’ Australian Managing Director, Crawford Rix.

At the launch event on Tuesday, Rix used the opportunity to announce new flights from Avalon to Canberra and Brisbane alongside previously announced services from Avalon to Sydney, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Alice Springs and Perth.

“Our new base at Avalon Airport means more aircraft, more jobs, more low fares and further cements our commitment to the State of Victoria,” Rix said.

Prices on the new services to and from Avalon start from just $19.48 one-way.

“Tiger Airways’ budget airfares will encourage more Australians to see more of their own country and thanks to Tiger Airways, air travel has never been more affordable,” Rix said.