150 jobs as Tiger Airways Australia announces Sydney base

7 March 2012

Tiger Airways staff

Tiger Airways Australia will establish a new base at Sydney Airport creating 150 new jobs.

Tiger Airways plans to have three Airbus A320 passenger jets based in Sydney initially by September 2012, with the potential for further growth over the next few years.

NSW Trade & Investment has worked closely with Tiger Airways and Sydney Airport to help secure the jobs for NSW.

Tiger Airways has chosen Sydney for its new base to focus on key routes between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.

The airline plans to provide up to 10 daily return services, providing an additional 3,600 additional seats a day through Sydney.

Tiger Airways' Sydney base, which will commence operations in July, will generate immediate jobs as its aircraft will require flight crew, cabin crew and ground crew as well as engineering support.

"I warmly welcome Tiger Airways' commitment to NSW which will provide major employment and tourism benefits for our economy," Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said in his announcement.

Tiger Airways Australia CEO Andrew David said: "This is great news for consumers, for domestic tourism and for the economy."

Also announced was a 2012 sponsorship deal between Tiger Airways and the West Tigers NRL club.