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Pacific Blue To Launch Direct Flights From Brisbane And Melbourne To Fiji

16/06/2004

Sensational Sale Fares For September Launch

Pacific Blue** has today confirmed it will begin direct flights to Fiji (Nadi) from Brisbane and Melbourne on September 9 and 10 respectively, after receiving approval from the Government in Suva.


The low fare carrier will operate three services a week from both the Queensland and Victorian capitals to Nadi, the gateway city to the Fijian Islands, bringing with it the low fares and award winning service the airline is renowned for.

While Melbourne and Brisbane will act as gateways, the airline will also offer convenient connections and affordable fares for travellers from Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Cairns, Perth, Rockhampton, Darwin, Launceston and Hobart who can transfer directly from their Virgin Blue domestic flight to Pacific Blue’s Fiji services.


With the flights scheduled for midday or early afternoon arrivals in Nadi, Guests will have ample time to make connections to resorts throughout the Fijian Islands so they can get the most out of their holiday.


Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, “By not being forced to arrive late at night or depart early in the morning, Guests will get more daylight hours at their destination and have time to travel to the outer islands and see more of Fiji, thereby spreading the economic benefit beyond the gateway cities.


“Our customer-friendly schedules will be especially appealing to the underdeveloped short break market and will be most appreciated by families travelling with children which is a market that Fiji is famous for with its outstanding child care options and kids activity programs at numerous hotels and resorts”, he added.


Visitors to Fiji can enjoy the complete holiday experience, from snorkelling over shallow reefs close to shore, diving through the vibrant corals, riding in a jet boat or swimming in the crystal clear turquoise waters. Well known as one of the friendliest tropical holiday retreats in the Pacific, Fiji is considered a world class holiday destination not only for its great facilities and attractions, but because of the charm, beauty and hospitality of the Fijian culture.


“Pacific Blue’s new flights to Fiji are great news for Aussie travellers wanting affordable travel to a convenient, five-star overseas destination that has much to offer holiday seekers. Our low fares make travel to the Fijian Islands within easy reach of all Australians looking to experience this little piece of paradise”, Brett Godfrey finished.


Pacific Blue will operate one of its modern Next Generation Boeing 737-800 jets on the route and will add over 1000 seats per week from both the Queensland and Victorian capitals to Nadi.


It’s been a busy week for airline with today’s news following hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Pacific Blue will introduce non-stop flights between Australia and Vanuatu from September 20. The international low fare airline will be offering great deals on holiday packages to both Vanuatu and Fiji through its Blue Holidays division as well as other leading package holiday operators and travel agents.


Please note: All times local

FARE INFORMATION FOR THE FIJI ORGINATING MARKET

As per industry practice all fares in Fiji are shown in FJ$ and exclude taxes and charges

NADI TO BRISBANE

Launch Special:
FJ$199* - On Sale from 16 Jun to 20 Jun for travel between 9 Sep and 7 Dec 2004
Everyday Low Fares:
Fair Fares (lead in price): FJ$249* Flexi Saver fare: FJ$599*

 

NADI TO MELBOURNE

Launch Special:
FJ$249* - On Sale from 16 Jun to 20 Jun for travel between 10 Sep and 7 Dec 2004
Everyday Low Fares:
Fair Fares (lead in price): FJ$299* Flexi Saver fare: FJ$649*


 

* Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares are quoted ex-Fiji, one way on the net ($10 more by phone). Fares are exclusive of government departure tax of FJ$20, airport passenger service charge from FJ$26.12 and security levy of FJ$7.69, fuel surcharge of FJ$12.40. Prices & charges are in FJD. Flights commencing September 2004 subject to receipt of government approvals.


FARE INFORMATION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN ORIGINATING MARKET

As per industry practice all fares in Australia are shown in A$ and include all taxes and charges

BRISBANE TO NADI

Launch Special:
A$199^^ - On Sale from 16 Jun to 20 Jun for travel between 9 Sep and 7 Dec 2004
Everyday Low Fares:
Fair Fares (lead in price): A$229^^ Flexi Saver fare: A$559^^

 

MELBOURNE TO NADI

Launch Special:
A$249^^ - On Sale from 16 Jun to 20 Jun for travel between 10 Sep and 7 Dec 2004
Everyday Low Fares:
Fair Fares (lead in price): A$299^^ Flexi Saver fare: A$649^^


 

^^ Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares are quoted ex-Australia one way on the net or $10 more by phone (all prices and charges are in AUD). Flights commencing September 2004 subject to receipt of government approvals.

** Pacific Blue Airlines (Aust) PTY LTD
^ Flights are subject to receipt of government approvals