Tiger Airways back in the air from Friday.
Tiger Airways back in the air from Friday.

Tiger takes flight from Friday

TIGER Airways Australia will again be flying from this Friday, starting with its Sydney to Melbourne route.

According to a statement from the budget aviation group, Tiger has "worked constructively" with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to address the concerns  raised by the regulator.

Tiger Airways Australia will resume ticket sales today and will implement a gradual resumption of domestic services from Friday.

The airline is resuming services with a simplified flight programme in order to focus on flying popular and profitable routes.

Flights will initially resume between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Sydney.

The resumption of services on other Tiger Airways routes will be announced shortly.

As part of its simplified flying programme, Tiger Airways Australia will reduce its operating fleet from 10 Airbus A320 aircraft to eight Airbus A320 aircraft.

Consequently, two Airbus A320 aircraft will be redeployed to other airline businesses in the Tiger Airways Group.

The new flight schedule will initially consolidate the business into a single crew base operating from Melbourne Airport  and as a result the crew base at Adelaide Airport will be closed and the crew base at Avalon Airport will be temporarily suspended.

All Tiger Airways Australia staff currently working at the Adelaide and Avalon crew bases will be offered redeployment to the Melbourne Airport operation.

Passengers already booked to fly with Tiger Airways Australia from August 12 will be advised of any change to their travel plans and will be offered a range of options including a free of charge transfer to another Tiger Airways Australia flight of their choice, or if their flight is not operating a full refund back to the original form of payment or a credit for deferred travel.

Tiger Airways Australia is committed to a safe, viable and long term future in Australia.

The airline remains committed to regaining the confidence its customers through an enhanced focus on punctuality and convenience, while continuing to offer Australia's most affordable air fares.

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