According to Business Insider Australia, Virgin Australia will soon begin utilising low-cost carrier Tigerair for flights to Bali from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. The decision comes as the airline aims to increase profits on its international operations. Due to increased competition, revenue from Virgin’s international routes declined 3.3 per cent over the 2014/15 financial year.
Australian Aviation reports Virgin confirmed the move at the airline’s full year results announcement on Friday. “The Tigerair Australia brand will launch in the short-haul international market with Denpasar (Bali) as its first international destination to enable the Group to better cater to the changing dynamics in the region,” Virgin said in a statement. However, Virgin plans to maintain its flights to Bali from Sydney, Brisbane and Port Hedland. Beginning March 2016, Tigerair will operate the services from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide with a fleet of three all-economy Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Read more at http://www.etbtravelnews.com