Tigerair is giving Aussies a faster and more direct way to travel between the north and south of Australia’s east coast through new direct Hobart-Gold Coast services.

Taking off from 7 December, the only direct flights between the two cities will operate four times weekly – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – to meet demand over the busy holiday period and the GC’s 2018 Commonwealth Games.

According to the carrier, flights have been timed to cater to leisure travellers who want to depart Hobart as early as 8.50am to arrive in the Gold Coast at 10.20am and then return at 10.50am to arrive in Hobart at 2.30pm.

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Tigerair Acting Chief Executive, Peter Wilson, said the new service is “great news” for both Tasmania’s local economy and its consumers.

“This new route provides the only direct, low cost link between two very popular travel destinations providing faster, cheaper access to both cities for tourist, budget and leisure travellers.”

Peter Wilson, Tigerair Acting Chief Executive

“These new flights launching in December provide a welcome boost for tourism in both cities, covering the upcoming peak summer holiday travel period and the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April.”

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In addition to the only Hobart-Gold Coast flights, Tigerair will add four additional return services on the existing popular Melbourne-Hobart route to meet growing demand.

To celebrate the new services between Hobart and Gold Coast, a limited amount of fares on the new route will be available from just $10 each way (on the first two flights both ways).

Fares go on sale today from midday AEST and are available until sold out.

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