Tiger Airways axes service to Darwin

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tiger Airways has announced it will suspend flights to Darwin, despite returning to the region in June last year with the promise to continue its service for the “long haul”. The carrier’s spokesperson said the lack of demand caused the effective immediate indefinite suspension and the airline has issued refunds to passengers with booked flights, NT News reported.”We had a recent review of the network, as all airlines do, and it showed we haven’t got the right level of demand,” the spokesperson said. As part of the agreement to continue its service, the NT government paid a subsidy to the airline in June last year and despite the now cancelled flights Tourism Minister Malarndirri McCarthy’s spokesperson said Tiger has not broken a promise because they are still flying to other parts of the territory.”It only applies to flights that operate out of Alice Springs,” the Tourism Minister’s spokesperson said. The Minister’s spokesperson added that the government and airline are looking at alternative options.The spokesperson said if the airline receives government approval to fly to Asia, Darwin could serve as an “international connectivity” point. last_img