On Anzac Day, 25 April 2012, Tiger Airways resumed its direct Melbourne to Cairns services.   Cairns Airport claim the Melbourne to Cairns route is Australia's fastest growing route.

Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown, said Tiger’s resumption of the busy Melbourne – Cairns route has been long awaited.

“Tiger commenced flights into Cairns in September 2010 and proved a popular airline even while operating on late night arrival and early morning departure times,” Mr Brown said.

“It is also excellent news for the regional economy with a daily domestic service calculated on average to provide an additional $75million per annum in gross regional product and generate 843 new jobs in the region.”

In other news Cairns Airport has also announced increased capacity on the Auckland-Cairns route.  Air New Zealand have a added an additional service each week and will further increase services as required in the peak tourist season. Jetstar has also recommenced direct flights between Auckland and Cairns. 



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