Monday, 10 August 2015

Tigerair Australia set to get B737's

Tigerair Australia will launch three new international routes, with services between Bali and Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth all commencing from 23 March 2016. The three new services are the first international flights to be flown by Tigerair Australia and will be flown by B737-800's 

Tigerair Australia will use three Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the Virgin Australia Group to facilitate the airline’s first short haul international services. The aircraft will be reconfigured and rebranded in the Tigerair livery before the airline’s new international services launch in March 2016.  The three 737s will remain on Virgin Australia International Airlines air operator’s certificate and have Virgin pilots flying the aircraft alongside Tigerair cabin crew. The new services will feature all economy seating for up to 180 passengers, with five rows of extra legroom seating (18 seats at the front of the cabin and 12 seats in exit rows) that can be purchased in advance of travel for extra comfort. A brand new Airbus A320 aircraft will join the existing fleet of 13 A320 aircraft and will be based in Sydney ahead of commencing operation in early September 2015. Delivered straight from the Airbus factory in Hamburg, the new A320 will be the first in the Tigerair Australia fleet to feature “sharklets” on the wingtips, one of the latest aerodynamic design features from the aircraft manufacturer. 

Tiger air, The Virgin Australia subsidiary, has also announced additional domestic services between Sydney and Adelaide and Sydney and Cairns from early December. 

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