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Sydney Airport welcomes new Tiger base

07 March 2012
Category:Media Releases

Sydney Airport welcomes the announcement by Tiger Airways Australia to establish a base at Sydney Airport from July 2012. Highlights include:

  • 38 daily flights to and from Sydney, up from the current level of 18
  • Additional 3,600 seats per day
  • Commencement of Sydney-Gold Coast and Sydney-Brisbane services plus additional capacity on Sydney-Melbourne route
  • Three Tiger A320 aircraft to call Sydney Airport home
  • Creation of 150 new jobs

      Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather said, “We are delighted that Tiger Airways plans to establish a base in Sydney, which will double the number of daily flights. Low cost carriers are driving growth in aviation and Tiger Airways is leading the charge with a great product and fantastic fares.


      "Tiger’s resurgence has been a real boon for the travel and tourism sector and more competition means more choice for travellers, whether it be for business or leisure. Sydney is Australia’s premier destination and Tiger Airways choosing Sydney Airport as a base will cement its growth plans. The new base will not only create 150 direct jobs, but also stimulate employment in the tourism and services sectors.


      “Under our partnership with the NSW Government, Sydney Airport has been proud to announce two other new low cost carriers starting services to Sydney this year and Tiger’s decision to set up a base in Sydney is another great result of ‘Team Sydney’s’ proactive approach.


      For further information, please contact:


      Hugh Wehby Tracy Ong
      Head of Investor Relations Manager - Media and Communications
      Tel: +612 9667 9873 Tel: +612 9667 6470
      Mob: +61 427 992 538 Mob: +61 437 033 479
      Email: hugh.wehby@syd.com.au      Email: tracy.ong@syd.com.au



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