Tourism Queensland: New Tigerair services a show of confidence in Townsville’s tourism industry

22 June, 2017

Tourism Queensland welcomed (22-Jun-2017) the launch of Tigerair Australia's Melbourne-Townsville service. North Queensland Minister Assisting the Premier Coralee O'Rourke stated "up until now, Townsville has missed out on opportunities for our tourism industry to grow because of limited interstate flights at convenient times. These new flights are a show of confidence in Townsville's tourism industry, which supports 9000 jobs for locals and injects AUD1.7 billion (USD1.3 billion) into our community". The new service is estimated to inject more than AUD12.5 million (USD9.4 million) in overnight visitor expenditure and deliver more than 35,000 new seats into the region each year. [more - original PR]