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Tiger Airways to Suspend Flights between Darwin - Singapore; Darwin - Melbourne

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 4 August 2008

As a result of the problems caused by high oil prices, and the costs involved with operating to Darwin Airport, Tiger Airways has confirmed it is to suspend services between Darwin and Singapore, and between Darwin and Melbourne, from 26 October 2008.

Steve Burns, Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Aviation, said, The cost of operating to Darwin is the highest of any airport on the entire Tiger Airways network. This is an important point to stress; combined airport and fuel costs in Darwin cost more than any of the 27 airports that the airline serves across Australia and Asia. It is just incompatible for a true low fare airline to operate to such a high cost destination.

Tiger Airways said it will continue to assess the situation at Darwin Airport with the intention of reestablishing services in the future if costs become more reasonable.

Passengers with bookings for travel before 26 October will still be able to fly to their destination. For passengers with international Singapore Darwin bookings for travel after 26 October 2008, Tiger Airways said it will be offering a full refund. The airline has not sold Australian domestic tickets to and from Darwin beyond 26 October 2008.

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