New ser­vices a win for tourism

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

FLIGHTS to Bris­bane have just been made a lot eas­ier.

Tig­erair Aus­tralia an­nounced a new part­ner­ship with the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port which will de­liver four weekly re­turn ser­vices be­tween the Whit­sun­days and Bris­bane start­ing from March 2017.

Two ex­tra ser­vices will also be added to the Whit­sun­day Coast-Syd­ney route to now de­liver six weekly re­turn flights.

Tig­erair Aus­tralia Com­mer­cial Direc­tor Adam Rowe said con­sumer de­mand played a de­cid­ing role in driv­ing the de­ci­sion.

Mayor An­drew Will­cox said sub­stan­tial eco­nomic ben­e­fits would flow from the im­por­tant de­vel­op­ment.

“That is real bums in beds and real money be­ing spent in lo­cal busi­nesses,” he said.

The Gold Coast, Mel­bourne, Cairns and Perth are on the wish list of our read­ers who took to Face­book to share which flight routes should come next.

One-way fares from Whit­sun­day to Bris­bane will be avail­able from $49 for cus­tomers con­sid­er­ing trav­el­ling dates March 23-30 and April 20-June 22.

Fares will reg­u­larly be avail­able from the Whit­sun­days to Bris­bane for $79.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

ALL SMILES: Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port gen­eral man­ager Ben Jones and Deputy Mayor John Collins.

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