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Virgin Blue Cuts Fares by up to $25 as New "Go! Fares" Introduced

18/08/2008

Virgin Blue today launched its new range of ‘GO! Fares*’ into the Australian market introducing a new highly competitive fare type priced up to $25 less than the airline’s year round lowest lead-in fares.

 

“GO! Fares are not a seasonal or promotional sale, they are a permanent new fare type and will be available on more than half of our routes at any one time,” said Heather Jeffery, General Manager Public Affairs.

 

“The discounts are genuine and undercut our own previous lowest lead-in fares. This is to allow price sensitive travellers to offset new baggage fees and to also provide support for regional and leisure destinations in particular,” she said.

 

Virgin Blue’s GO! Fares went on sale from midday today. Some of the new fares include:

 

Launceston – Sydney:  GO! Fare $59


Cairns – Melbourne:    GO! Fare $179


Newcastle - Gold Coast:  GO! Fare $55


Sydney – Townsville:    GO! Fare $129


Gold Coast – Sydney:    GO! Fare $59


Gold Coast – Melbourne:  GO! Fare $85


 * For full details of the fare rules for GO! Fares and baggage charges see www.virginblue.com.au


Multi award winning airline Virgin Blue and international carriers Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue currently operate a fleet of  68 modern Boeing 737 and Embraer E-Jet aircraft flying to 25 Australian and eight international destinations including New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands.  Virgin Blue was the first airline in the world to launch a Government-certified carbon offset program, where Guests can offset the carbon emissions from their flights.  Virgin Blue Group has also announced plans to launch Australia's newest international airline, V Australia, set to commence flights between Australia and the USA from late 2008, subject to regulatory approvals.