Tiger to resume services to only 5 cities?

Tiger booking engine 4pm 29 July.jpgTiger’s reservation system on the home page now shows the carrier only offers flights from Melbourne to five cities, a sharp decrease from the 14 routes the carrier planned to be operating prior to its grounding.

The Navitaire-powered service shows Tiger flying in Australia only from Melbourne to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Sydney (right).

Apparently axed are routes from Melbourne to Alice Springs, Cairns, Canberra, and Hobart, as well as Adelaide-Sydney and all Avalon services. However, using the booking engine when not on the homepage shows Tiger still operating flights to the above destinations. Tiger’s route network as of June, prior to its 1 July grounding, is below.

In early June Tiger announced it would suspend from August Melbourne-Mackay, Melbourne-Rockhampton, Sydney-Brisbane, and Sydney-Sunshine Coast services. It planned to re-time its Avalon-Perth service and add a third Avalon-Sydney service.

Tiger could not be reached for comment.

If the home page reservation system is correct, the reduced network would affirm industry expectations Tiger would make a slow return to service, on its and CASA’s accord. The past two months have also seen expectations Tiger would withdraw its bases at Adelaide and Avalon.


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One Response to Tiger to resume services to only 5 cities?

  1. david July 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Come to Newcastle Tiger, like you did before, your planes were overflowing!! Jetstar is evil here. Forget Avalon, go Newcastle!

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