The move has rocked the tourism sector and the loss of the Alice services in particular is a major blow.

“The commercial reality is we are a volume business and to build a sustainable business in the Australian domestic market we need to see a sustainable level of demand for our services,” Tigerair Australia CEO Rob Sharp said.

The low-cost carrier announced it would end flights from July 22, following a review.

It will use the spare capacity to increase its Sydney-Gold Coast route from two flights to four per day.

Tigerair has recently launched two new routes from its new base at Brisbane, connecting to Cairns and Darwin, and added a new service between Sydney and the Whitsundays.

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