Tigerair Australia’s new Hobart and Gold Coast service a welcome boost for tourism sector
Tigerair is also adding four additional return services on the airline’s existing Melbourne-Hobart route from today to cater for growing demand. In total, the sixteen additional return services being launched will provide close to 3000 additional visitor seats through Hobart Airport each week.
“These services will provide a welcome boost for tourism in both cities and have arrived just in time for the busy summer holiday period and the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April 2018,” said Tigerair Australia head of communications Vanessa Regan.
Tasmania’s Premier, Will Hodgman, said the flights will open the door for new opportunities in the local tourism and hospitality sectors.
“This is yet another vote of confidence in Tasmania and I would like to thank Tigerair for their continuing support,” he said. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Tourism Tasmania, the Hobart Airport and the Gold Coast Airport.”
Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter said the timing of the new direct service to the Gold Coast could not be better ahead of the festive and peak holiday season.
“There is a tangible energy that lives here on the Gold Coast and we invite holidaymakers to experience how we have evolved,” he said.