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Cheque in for nine millionth passenger

Robert Sherriff and Peter Edwards. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Robert Sherriff and Peter Edwards. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

WHEN airline passenger Robert Sherriff stepped off his Tiger Airways flight yesterday at the Gold Coast Airport he was surprised to be the focus of attention.

Mr Sherriff was Tiger Airways' nine millionth customer.

He was delighted to receive a $900 flight voucher from the airline to celebrate.

Returning from Melbourne, Mr Sherriff from Runaway Bay is a regular at the airport.

"It was quite a surprise," said the former publican of Coolangatta Sands Hotel.

"I fly with Tiger Airways all the time.

"The service is great and the wine is very palatable."

The travel voucher will come in handy for Mr Sheriff who was travelling back home to the Gold Coast after visiting his son in Melbourne.

"I used to live in Melbourne and my son lives there," he said.

"I've never won anything like this before and now I can get back to Melbourne to see my son more often."

Mr Sheriff has flown with Tiger a number of times before and says "the service is good, but best of all, you can't beat the price."

The airline's nine millionth passenger milestone coincides with more number nine milestones today for the Gold Coast.

Tiger Airways has flown more than 900,000 passengers from the Gold Coast and more than 900,000 passengers into the Gold Coast since Tiger's first domestic flight in Australia - which incidentally was a Melbourne to Gold Coast flight on 23 November, 2007.

Tiger Airways Australia Commercial Director Carly Brear said the milestone is another significant achievement for the airline which was recently awarded by some of the world's leading low cost carrier specialists with "best airline comeback in the face of adversity" at the 9th Annual Terrapinn "World Low Cost Airlines Congress" in London.

Tiger Airways currently flies up to three daily services between Melbourne and Gold Coast and up to three daily services between Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Peter Edwards, customer service specialist for Tiger Airways presented Mr Sherriff with his voucher.

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