Tiger returns to Cairns with daylight dailies, and now has unused approvals for other routes
Tiger has been given approval to lift its flight sectors from 32 to 38 a day, and has announced that two of them will be used for daily return daylights between Melbourne and Cairns from 25 April.
Other routes where some of the unused approvals will be used are Melbourne-Sydney and Melbourne-Perth, with details yet to be posted.
It is a fair bet that making those routes increasingly frequent is going to have an effect on fares. For how long will we pay around $200 for a convenient flight between Sydney and Melbourne that lasts between 70-90 minutes gate to gate if there is a reliable offering for under $100?
Talking of daylight, the extra Cairns capacity means those trying to get there for the 14 November total eclipse of the sun might now only have to worry about finding accommodation convenient to the shadow track that includes Cairns, parts of the coast to the north and the inland all the way up to Gulf Country.
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