Saturday, February 18, 2012
Mackay Airport Wants Tiger Airways Back in Town!
The Mackay Daily Mercury newspaper recently published two articles speculating on the return of Tiger Airways to Mackay, given the announcement of Tiger reinstating services to Cairns.
Tiger Airways shut down their Mackay-Melbourne route in August last year, and it was by all accounts a popular choice for local residents who wanted direct flights to and from Melbourne.
According to the Daily Mercury, at present, a one-way flight to Melbourne from Mackay would cost $454 with Virgin Australia, $638 (carry-on baggage only) with Jetstar, and $719 with Qantas/QantasLink. When Tiger Airways operated, their one-way fare was as low as $79.95.
Mackay Airport and Tourism Mackay has indicated that they are more than interested in Tiger’s return to Mackay, however, a Tiger Airways spokesperson said there were no plans at this stage for a return to Mackay.