Tiger Airways passengers will experience some changes when flying out of Central Queensland Airports after changes to the airline's timetable this week. Mackay passengers flying to Melbourne will now land at Avalon airport, while direct flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne have been re-instated, with passengers also flying into Avalon Airport.
Previously, Tiger Airways used Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport for its Rockhampton and Mackay flights, but it will now use Avalon after the airport officially became the low-cost airline's third base this week.
Tiger Airways says that the move "will ensure that low-fare air travel will become more convenient and affordable for customers wanting to fly to Victoria and explore more of Victoria's tourism drawcards, such as the Great Ocean Road".
Tiger's Mackay to Melbourne (Avalon) timetable:
Mackay - Melbourne (Avalon)
Departing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, 6.35pm
Melbourne (Avalon) - Mackay
Arriving Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, 6.05pm
Tiger's Rockhampton to Melbourne (Avalon) timetable:
Rockhampton - Melbourne (Avalon)
Departing Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 6.20pm
Melbourne (Avalon) - Rockhampton
Arriving Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 5.50pm
Tiger is planning to revert these flights back to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport from February 2011, and will also continue to fly to Rockhampton from Brisbane until February 2011.