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PICTURES: Tigerair Australia unveils first 737-800

Tigerair Australia has unveiled the first Boeing 737-800 painted in its livery, ahead of the airline starting international services on 23 March.

Configured in an all-economy, 180-seat layout, the three 737s will operate from a base at Melbourne Tullamarine International airport.

The aircraft will be operated by Virgin Australia International on behalf of the budget carrier, which is taking over Virgin’s services to Denpasar from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

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“The new international service and additional aircraft are exciting steps in the Tigerair Australia offering and we’re thrilled the newly branded aircraft will call Melbourne home,” says chief executive Rob Sharp.

Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that Tigerair Australia operates 14 Airbus A320s, which solely fly on domestic routes. The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings.

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