Flights to New Zealand could be about to get a whole lot cheaper.
Tigerair could start flying to New Zealand following Virgin Australia’s split with Air New Zealand
Last week Air New Zealand announced a deal with Qantas which wil see the two airlines codesharing domestic routes in Australia and New Zealand.
Previously Virgin Australia codeshared with the Kiwi airline.
Now Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are no longer working together, this opens up the opportunity for Virgin’s low cost carrier to move into the market.
Virgin Australia group chief executive Rob Sharpe said TigerAir remains an option for the Kiwi market.
"Not too far down the track there's an option for us to bring Tiger into the market. Nothing to announce but it is an option that we have."
Sharp compated Virgin and Air New Zealand's relationship to divorce.
"We're playing nicely together at the moment but we'll be fierce competitors post the end of October.
"It's really disappointing for consumers because the codeshare arrangement that's been put in place effectively means a drop in competition within domestic New Zealand."
Recently TigerAir was named by RometoRio as the world's cheapest airline.