Tiger Airways' Australian operation is launching a service from Sydney to the Gold Coast.

The daily Sydney-Gold Coast service starts 15 December using an Airbus A320, says Tiger.

Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter, says Tiger's move comes in time for the peak travel season in summer.

Tiger's competitors on the route are Virgin Blue and Jetstar which each have at least seven daily services, according to Innovata.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news