- Monday 11 August 2008
Sunshine Coast Airport General Manager Peter Pallot is encouraging locals to show their support for a new flight from Adelaide to the Sunshine Coast by voting on the Tiger Airways website.
Tiger Airways recently announced that it would set up its second Australian base in Adelaide from early next year. In making the announcement, the budget airline expected that it would increase the number of direct flights to new destinations from the Adelaide base.
As a result Tiger Airways is currently running a poll on their website giving consumers the opportunity to vote for flights to their favourite place. Mr Pallot encouraged locals to take the time to visit the online voting page and select the Sunshine Coast as their preferred destination.
“Despite strong passenger numbers we recently lost our Jetstar Adelaide flights and the Tiger Airways poll presents a great opportunity for the local region to show their support and secure direct services to South Australia.
“The Sunshine Coast is well catered for with daily flights from Melbourne and Sydney and it’s important for the Airport’s future growth as well as the local tourism industry that an alternative route is added to the flight network,” Mr Pallot said.
Tiger Airways Australia Managing Director Shelley Roberts said the addition of a second base for Tiger Airways would almost double the number of annual low fare seats being made available in Australia to more than three million per year.
Tiger Airways currently operate flights direct to Sunshine Coast Airport from their Melbourne base 3 days per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
To register your support for new Adelaide – Sunshine Coast services and vote online visit Tiger Airways.