A re-scheduling of the Tigerair routes has seen it dump the Townsville to Melbourne service.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 3...
"Tigerair Australia has today announced that it will cease operating its services between Melbourne and Townsville from 1 August 2018.
Guests booked to travel on these Tigerair services from 1 August 2018 onwards will be notified by the airline and will be re-accommodated on to other flights, via Sydney and Brisbane, where available.
If an alternative flight is not suitable, guests will be offered a full refund.
Tigerair is contacting all affected guests to provide alternative options for travel."
From the first of next month they're canning the direct flights, and instead looking to use their available aircraft on more lucrative routes.
The announcement meaning 23 THOUSAND less visitors will be coming to North Queensland.
However Townsville Enterprise Policy Director Michael McMillan believes other carrier will look seriously at picking up their route.