TIGER AIR TO SUSPEND SERVICE
Tiger Air, a lowcost Australian airline, has just announced as of yesterday that it will cease its operations. Just 5 months ago, Tiger Air announced it will suspend all of its flights due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was this lack of demand that lead its Parent airline, Virgin Australia to shut down operations.
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Virgin Australia Quoted:
“there is not sufficient customer demand to support two carriers at this time”
Although, this isn’t the end of Virgin Australia’s low-cost carriers. Virgin Australia said that they will keep Tiger Air’s airline certificate to quote:
“to support optionality to operate an ultra-low-cost carrier in the future when the domestic market can support it”
This airline was quite vital for a lot of domestic routes in Australia or “Trunk Routes”. Routes such as Melbourne to Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.
What will the airline do with its fleet?
The low-cost carrier had a fleet of 15 narrow-body aircraft including 6 737-800 Boeing aircraft and 9 Airbus A320-200 Aircraft. Virgin Australia stated that it will dispose of all of their A320’s and it is unclear of what they may do with their 737-800’s, as Virgin Australia operates them in their fleet