Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Happy Birthday Tigerair (Australia)


Tiger Airways (Australia Pty Limited) commenced operating domestic flights in Australia on the 23rd November 2007 from its home base in Melbourne. The airline opened a second base in Sydney in July 2012 and a third base was opened in Brisbane in March 2014.
In October 2012, Virgin Australia Holdings purchased 60% of Tiger Airways Australia from parent company Tiger Airways Holdings.
In July 2013 the airline re-branded from Tiger Airways


to Tigerair

TIGERAIR A320-232 VH-XUH (CN 6749)

and the joint venture between Tiger Airways Holdings and the Virgin Australia Group was launched.
On the 17th October 2014 Virgin Australia purchase the remaining 40% so Tigerair Australia is now a fully owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings.
March 2016 Tigerair Australia announced new international services from Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide to Bali; Tigerair Australia use three newly reconfigured Boeing 737-800 aircraft which Tigerair obtained from Virgin Australia for these routes.
Tigerair Australia is a low cost carrier which operates 14 A320-232 aircraft domestically to 13 destinations around Australia and 3 B737-8FE to Bali Indonesia .
In July this year Virgin Australia and Tigerair confirmed that the entire A320 fleet will be replaced with Boeing 737-800s by 2019.
Recently Tigerair changed their callsign from GO-CAT to TIGG-OZ

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