Tigerair launches direct Melbourne to Townsville flights

Posted: 22 February 2017 1:35 pm


To celebrate the low-cost carrier is offering $10 one-way fares.

Sorry, this sale is no longer running. Check our list of current flight sales to find a bargain!

Australia's budget airline Tigerair has just announced that it will be flying direct between Melbourne to Townsville four times a week, and to celebrate it offered $10 one-way fares, which quickly sold out.

These fares were only valid on the new route's inaugural flights on 22 June 2017.

Flights until 14 September are still available from just $69 each way.

After this sale ends at midday AEDT on 25 February 2017, fares between Melbourne and Townsville will be $129 one-way.

Tigerair isn't the first low-cost carrier to connect Melbourne to Townsville. Rival low-cost carrier Jetstar currently operates four direct flights weekly on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. However, what makes Tigerair's new service stand out is its daytime flight times. These are scheduled to depart at 8:15am from Melbourne and at 11:45am from Townsville on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Jetstar's flights depart from Melbourne at 5pm and depart from Townsville at 7:30pm on flight days.

With Tigerair also picking up the slack and flying direct on some alternate days - notably Saturday and Tuesday - those who travel frequently on this route will have more options to fly direct for cheap.

Tigerair's sale fares are for economy seats only and do not include extras such as checked-in luggage and in-flight meals. These can be purchased separately during the booking process.

Other Tigerair fares to sunny Queensland this winter include: Brisbane to Cairns from $59 one-way and Gold Coast to Sydney from $45 one-way. These flights are for select days only. See below for details.

Tigerair sale flights to Queensland

FromToTravel datesPrice (one-way)Book
MelbourneTownsville22 June 2017$10Search for flights
TownsvilleMelbourne22 June 2017$10Search for flights
Gold CoastSydney18 July to 6 September 2017$45Search for flights
BrisbaneWhitsunday Coast18 July to 6 September 2017$49Search for flights
BrisbaneCairns1 August to 14 September 2017$59Search for flights
MelbourneTownsville23 June to 14 September 2017$69Search for flights
MelbourneTownsville23 June to 14 September 2017$69Search for flights
MelbourneGold Coast18 July to 6 September 2017$69Search for flights
Whitsunday CoastSydney18 July to 6 September 2017$79Search for flights
CairnsMelbourne1 August to 14 September 2017$99Search for flights
CairnsSydney1 August to 14 September 2017$99Search for flights

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    CindySeptember 12, 2017

    When are Tiger flying from Brisbane to Townsville and return?

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      LiezlSeptember 12, 2017

      Hi Cindy,

      Thanks for your question. We do not have information about this currently. Rest assured we will update our pages once Tigerair will announce flights on this route. Please feel free to visit our pages every now and then for updates.


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