Tigerair Australia has unveiled the first of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be based at Melbourne Airport, ahead of the airline’s new direct services to Bali.
The new single-aisle jets will enable the airline to launch its new Melbourne-Denpasar services on 23 March 2016, and the airline has also recently recruited more than 100 new cabin crew for the flights.
“Tigerair Australia’s new services to Bali will deliver over 2,500 additional seats through Melbourne Airport weekly. As well as more jobs and additional aircraft, today’s announcement provides numerous other benefits for the Victorian economy, tourism and consumers,” said the low-cost carrier’s CEO, Rob Sharp.
The new B737s come equipped with 180 economy class seats and passengers will be offered in-flight entertainment on their own electronic devices.
Tigerair Australia currently operates 14 Airbus A320 aircraft, so the three new B737s will take its total fleet to 17 aircraft.