April 18, 2024
CASH-STRAPPED budget carrier
Tigerair is keeping up the pressure on domestic airfares with the offer
of a $1 return fare to mark its seventh birthday.

The catch is travellers must book and pay for the outbound leg of their trip in order to qualify for the $1 fare back home.
Over
ten thousand of the dirt cheap fares are on offer from midday today
until sold out, for travel from July 16 to September 22 next year.
Routes
include Melbourne-Sydney, Brisbane-Melbourne, Adelaide-Sydney,
Brisbane-Cairns, Melbourne-Mackay, Sydney-Brisbane and Melbourne-Gold
Coast.

Tigerair takes off ... the budget carrier is maintaining downward pressure on airfares as
Tigerair takes off … the budget
carrier is maintaining downward pressure on airfares as Australia’s
“consumer champion”. Pic: James Morgan

Source: Supplied

But the fares rise sharply – by as much as 40 per cent – when
travellers add extras like baggage and food, which are not included in
the $1 return fare.
It’s the first time since Boxing Day last year
that Tigerair has offered the $1 return fares but Head of Communication
Vanessa Regan said the airline had “a lot to celebrate”.
“We’ve
opened a new Brisbane base, taken delivery of two new aircraft, created
250 new jobs, launched five new routes and flown well over 15 million
passengers,” said Ms Regan.
The airline is also in the process of
being bought out by Virgin Australia, which has negotiated a $1 fee for
the remaining 60 per cent stake.

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