Pacific Blue Launch Hat-Trick! Sydney Queenstown flights commence04/09/2009
PACIFIC BLUE NOTCHES UP A HAT-TRICK WITH THIRD NEW INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH THIS WEEK
DIRECT SYDNEY – QUEENSTOWN FLIGHTS START TOMORROW
Spring Sale fares from Queenstown to Sydney from just $209*
Friday 4 September 2009: Aussie snow bunnies and adrenaline junkies will be among those expected to fly on Pacific Blue’s brand new year round direct flights from Sydney to Queenstown. The new services are set to launch tomorrow, just in time to carve up the slopes for spring skiing.
The flights are part of Pacific Blue’s ongoing expansion plans and follow on from the launch of its other new international direct services this week from Hamilton and Dunedin to Australia. From tomorrow the airline will be flying internationally from a total of six New Zealand airports – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown – more than any other airline.
Pacific Blue will operate a twice weekly service between Sydney and Queenstown, on Tuesday and Sunday, designed to suit Australian tourists travelling to one of New Zealand’s premier tourist destinations.
Virgin Blue Group Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, “Our Guests have lobbied us for some time to start direct flights from Sydney to Queenstown so we’re responding to them at last with the opening of the new route.”
He continued, “It’s no secret Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular year round destinations and we’re excited to be bringing more choice and convenience for travellers wanting to fly direct, fly affordably and of course fly the fun way with Pacific Blue’s friendly crew.”
Forward bookings for Queenstown are trending well with strong support from group bookings. The service will be a year round flight and Pacific Blue will work closely with local businesses and tourism organisations to entice travellers to experience the summer sights and delights of the region including wineries, bush walking and of course mountain climbing.
Tomorrow’s launch flight will take off from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport at 10.30am and arrive in Queenstown at 3.35pm. On board the celebratory first champagne flight will be Pacific Blue executives who will conduct in-flight launch activities including a charity auction.
Pacific Blue has one-way internet Spring Sale fares from Queenstown to Sydney from just $209*. Convenient connecting flights are also available from Queenstown to and from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.
* All fares are subject to availability, are one-way on the internet or $15 more by phone. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. A credit/debit card fee of $5 per person per one-way flight applies. Sale fares include taxes, fees and surcharges. International return fare may vary with the addition of local taxes and charges. Fare price is based on GO! Fare and is non-refundable. Spring Sale fare is on sale from now until midnight 13 September 2009 or until sold out and is for specific travel periods between 20 October 09 – 10 December 09 and 12 January 10 – 24 March 10 and 20 April 10 – 24 June 10. All travel is subject to normal terms and conditions of carriage which can be found at www.flypacificblue.com .