For cut-price domestic flights, you can't get past Tiger Airways Australia. It is a young Singapore airline. It operates "Down Under" too, since November 2007. However the civil aviation safety authority grounded its flights in July 2011 for five weeks, to investigate safety issues following some incidents.
That was quite a blow for Tiger.
The airline closed its base at the Adelaide airport and the Avalon airport in Melbourne and moved all its operations to Tullamarine, the international gate to Melbourne. It also reduced its fleet and the destinations served.
Before the suspension of its services in 2011, Tiger was flying to all our capital cities and some of the best locations and tourist attractions in this country, and it had built a reputation for low fares both in this country and in Asia.
After being cleared again for flying, in August 2011, Tiger recommenced its flights from Melbourne to Sydney, which is one of the busiest and most popular itineraries in the world and then extended to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth. With the extension to their other routes they are creating more competition between airlines and cheaper domestic flights in Australia.
Tiger Airways is a relatively young airline. It started in Singapore, in 2003. It flies to various destinations in Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, Philippines, Bangladesh.
Since 2007 Tiger has competed with Jetstar Airlines and Virgin to offer more low cost travel options to holiday makers or people looking for a cheap flight in Australia or towards Asia.
Here are some of the destinations where you can fly with Tiger Airways Australia:
To make the most of their fares you have to:
Don't pack luggage to check in.
If you can't and must take more stuff with you, then estimate how much you will carry and pay when booking. The online fees depend on the weight of your baggage. Ensure that the weight does not exceed the allowance you paid for. If it does, or if you forget to prepay for your suitcase, then the fee to check it in at the airport will be much higher.
Good luck with your search for a cheap domestic flight in Australia.
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