Flying With Tigerair Airways Australia

Tigerair Airways Australia, also known as simply Tigerair Australia, is owned by the trusted Virgin Australia airline brand. It is a low cost carrier that operates 18 routes across 11 destinations within Australia, but as part of the Value Alliance, Tigerair Australia is able to cover 160 destinations in the Asia Pacific, making it one of the premier economical airlines in the country.

Why Fly With Tiger Airways Australia?

Ways To Check-In

You can check in online up to 72 hours in advance, and this service only closes an hour before departure. Otherwise, can check in at the airport, though please note that the desks will close 45 minutes before take off. For international journeys, you can use the pre-check in service, where you will enter in part of your details and then complete check in at the airport. Please leave at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure to ensure you make it through all the checkpoints and security in enough time.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

Tigerair Australia allows its passengers a free carry on allowance of two cabin bags at 7kg, or alternatively you can bring two bags of 12kg if you purchase the cabin plus allowance. Both bags must adhere to 54cm x 38cm x 23cm dimensions.

There is no free checked luggage allowance on this airline, and all checked bags are subject to charge. It is recommended that if you do choose to check a few bags that you buy your allowances when booking your flight, as the charges are higher at the airport. Your allowance is paid for by weight, and you may bring as many bags as you wish as long as they fall under the weight you have purchased. The maximum weight a passenger can buy is up to 40kg, and any excess luggage will be fined.


You can choose or change your seat when making your reservation with the airline, but these can be chargeable based on where you want to sit.

Booking Fees

The airline makes it convenient for guests to book their flights in five ways: online, just go to the official website and fill out your travel details to complete your booking; via a Tigerair-dedicated call centre; at the ticket counters within other Tigerair airports and all Australia domestic airports; or via participating local travel agents. Tiger Airways Australia accepts international credit cards. For those who purchased their tickets online, the airline only accepts debit cards issued in Australia. Debit cards are not accepted for other methods of booking. If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more, you can enjoy exclusive perks by availing the group booking service, which offers one flight price for all passengers and a low 25% deposit. Tiger Airways Australia reminds all passengers that all bookings are on a confirmed basis and strictly non-refundable. Flight changes can be made by paying the applicable fees and fare difference for up to 4 (four) hours before the scheduled departure time.

In-Flight Service

On the flight, you will have access to the Tigerbites menu, where you can purchase snacks, meals and beverages during your journey.

Though Tigerair Australia doesn’t offer an entertainment system, it does allow all passengers to bring their electronic devices onboard, such as smartphones, e-readers and tablets, though all of these items must be put on flight mode during your journey.

Tigerair Australia does not offer an escort service for unaccompanied children, so no child under the age of 12 can travel alone on Tigerair flights. Children between the ages of 12 and 15 must have proof of ID and a signed indemnity form from a parent or guardian at check in to allow them to travel unaccompanied.

On-Time Performance

Tigerair Australia has averaged an on-time performance of 85%, making it an extremely punctual airline to fly with.

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Airline Address

PO Box 2101

Gladstone Park

Melbourne, Victoria 3043


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