Hop on Tiger for summer

AN extra 113,000 people could now arrive on the Gold Coast from Sydney each year after Tiger Airways announced it would service the route from this December.

Tiger marked the announcement yesterday by putting conditional one-way tickets between Sydney and the Gold Coast on sale for $39.

Aircraft will begin flying between the cities on December 15.

Shelley Roberts, managing director, Tiger Airways Australia, said the announcement was a significant milestone for the airline.

“We are thrilled to provide an affordable air travel alternative for families and Tiger Airways customers who wish to fly between Sydney and the Gold Coast in time for the busy summer holiday period,” she said.

“Today's announcement means we will be increasing our flights by 25 per cent to the Gold Coast with five flights a day.”

The Gold Coast will benefit from the new route, with Tiger set to provide an additional 131,000 seats annually into and out of the city.

Gold Coast Tourism chief executive officer, Martin Winter, welcomed Tiger Airways' commitment to the Sydney, Gold Coast route.

“It demonstrates the popularity and sustainability of the Gold Coast as an ever-evolving destination,” he said.

“No doubt summer holiday makers will welcome the service and the value on offer, as the Gold Coast gets ready to turn on another splendid Australian summer.”

There will now be more than 650,000 seats annually into and out of the Gold Coast on the Tiger Airways network from December 15.



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