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Tiger giving up on Canberra

By johnboy - 10 August 2009 45

The Age has a story on Tiger Airways plans to give up on Canberra in favour of the busier Sydney-Melbourne route.

    The low-cost airline is not offering flights between Canberra and either Melbourne or Adelaide after early October. Asked about its plans for Canberra, Tiger’s managing director Shelley Roberts would only say that it was reviewing its services to and from the capital city.

    But industry insiders expect the Singapore Airlines-backed carrier to pull out of Canberra.

If we want airline competition the public service has to embrace it. Oh well.

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Mr Evil 7:08 pm 12 Dec 09

pearj said :

Tiger have definitely cancelled the Canberra – Adelaide routes. They cancelled my flights for next January on 4th Novemeber. Still waiting for the refund, they claim it takes them 6 weeks! How ridiculous!

Yep, and don’t hold your breath expecting your refund to arrive in six weeks. Just read how many complaints there are about Tiger refunds in the Canberra Times Comsumer Voice section.

Tiger are a joke, and their owners, Singapore Airlines, should be embarrased to be associated with them.

MrPC 6:47 pm 12 Dec 09

After the recent Tiger Woods sex scandal, it seems being routed by Tiger is the new in-thing.

pearj 11:09 am 12 Dec 09

Tiger have definitely cancelled the Canberra – Adelaide routes. They cancelled my flights for next January on 4th Novemeber. Still waiting for the refund, they claim it takes them 6 weeks! How ridiculous!

aussie_ 1:50 pm 19 Aug 09

Actually Tiger aren’t pulling out – flights now available for booking from end October to both Adelaide and Melbourne (but new times). It does still look like no flights for a couple of weeks in October though.

I have flown Tiger probably 20 times now and I think they’re fantastic. Who else could get you to Adelaide and back for $100 return (sometimes less), down on Friday night, back Sunday afternoon? Maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve not been delayed once yet.

H1NG0 2:26 pm 11 Aug 09

motleychick said :

Never travelled with Tiger, have been told that they are small planes and with my fear of flying that’s not a good mix. Have heard bad reveiews about them though. I just stick to Virgin, never cancellations, they are always on time (if not early), have the friendliest staff who are fun and always ready to have a laugh, and in my opinion they are just a great airline. Would never go with Qantas after all their problems. And would never go with Tiger. No loss my part if they skip Canberra.

Tiger’s aircraft (Airbus A320) are pretty much the same size as Virgin’s 737’s and bigger than Virgin’s Embraerjet. I flew on A319’s (whcih is a smaller version of teh A320) in Europe with EzyJet and they are a fantastic plane. I have flown with Qantas overseas and in Australia and are one of the worlds best airlines. They are head and shoulders above British Airways.

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