Travelers wishing to explore central Australia’s Outback will soon have a low-cost air travel option as the no-frills Australian carrier Tiger Airways is resuming its flights to the city of Alice Springs in April after an absence of 18 months. The airline will operate four flights per week from both Melbourne and Sydney once it resumes operations.
Tiger was forced to suspend its operations in late 2011 over safety concerns. Alice Springs is the major town in the Outback and offers a variety of attractions in addition to connections to the Ghan Railroad – north to Katherine and Darwin, and south to Adelaide. Alice also is less than a day’s drive to scenic Kings Canyon and the famous tourist destination of Uluru (Ayers Rock).