Tigerair CEO Rob Sharp has made it clear that "primarily demand and commercial viability of a route" were the most important factors which motivated the airline to cease flying to Alice Springs from Sydney and Melbourne on July 21. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The resumption of Tiger flights was celebrated with grand hoopla in April last year.
The announcement that Tiger flights to Alice Springs will cease again came out of the blue, and follows Tourism NT spending about $700,000 in the past 12 months promoting holidays in Central Australia with Tigerair. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.