Saturday 23 November 2019

Happy 12th Birthday Tigerair


Tiger Airways (Australia Pty Limited) commenced operating domestic flights in Australia on the 23rd November 2007 from its home base in Melbourne. On this day back in 2007 Tiger Airways Australia's first scheduled flight was TT 7402, which departed from Melbourne for the Gold Coast. The airline opened a second base in Sydney in July 2012 and a third base was opened in Brisbane in March 2014. Just days before the launch of Tiger Airways Australia, Jetstar (a low cost subsidiary of QANTAS) offered 5,000 seats on the 21st November 2007 for the price of five cents, inclusive of taxes, on seven domestic routes, costing the airline $25.00 per seat. 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. Tigerair Australia operates 10 A320-232 and 5 B737-8FE to 12 destinations around Australia . In July last year Virgin Australia and Tigerair confirmed that the entire A320 fleet will be replaced with Boeing 737-800s by the end of 2019.


As of October 2019, the Tigerair Australia fleet consists of the following aircraft: 
Tigerair Australia Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200
All to be replaced by Boeing 737-800.
Aircraft to be transferred to Virgin Australia's Regional Airlines.
Boeing 737-800
Aircraft transferred from Virgin Australia
Total 15 

In July 2016, Tigerair Australia and its parent company (Virgin Australia) announced that the entire A320 fleet will be replaced with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The company slogan is "Go For It"

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