HAYMAN – A NEW VIRGIN BLUE DESTINATION!
VIRGIN BLUE & HAYMAN TEAM UP TO OFFER THROUGH-FARES TO ISLAND PARADISE
Tuesday 16 June 2009: Hayman is the newest destination on Virgin Blue’s route network following a unique partnership between the airline and Hayman which allows Virgin Blue to offer luxury launch transfers direct from Hamilton Island to and from Hayman in conjunction with its flights from Sydney and Brisbane.
The new ‘through-fare’ to Hayman, connecting via Hamilton Island, is on sale from today for travel from 1 July 2009, giving Guests the convenience of combining their flights and luxury launch transfers in a single booking as well as having their baggage checked through to their final destination.
On arrival at Hamilton Island, Virgin Blue Guests travelling to Hayman on the through-fare need only identify their baggage to ground staff and check-in for their connecting luxury launch transfer at the airport before departing on the one-hour journey to Hayman. Guests’ baggage will be delivered right to their room on the island.
In celebration of the new agreement Hayman will be offering luxury launch transfers complimentary for travel up until 31 July 2009 when booked in conjunction with a Virgin Blue flight. After the promotional period through-fares including flights and luxury launch transfers will start from:
$320* (including flights and luxury launch transfer) per person one way on the internet between Sydney and Hayman
International travellers flying with Virgin Blue sister carriers Pacific Blue and V Australia will also be able to take advantage of the new arrangement when flying from New Zealand or Los Angeles.
Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, welcomed the partnership which will make travelling to Hayman seamless and very convenient for Virgin Blue, Pacific Blue and V Australia Guests.
“By partnering with Hayman and including the luxury launch transfer into the flight booking we’ve simplified the process for travellers, giving them one less thing to worry about.”
Hayman General Manager, Roger Wright, said, “We’re delighted to come on board with Virgin Blue to offer this through-fare to Hayman for our Guests.
“Hayman presents world-class, 5-star luxury experiences and Virgin Blue’s service and style, including its Premium Economy offering, provides a natural fit in line with Hayman’s Guest expectations.”
Virgin Blue offers a Premium Economy product on all flights between Brisbane and Hamilton Island including spacious 2 x 2 premier seating, priority check-in and boarding, and increased baggage allowance of 32 kgs, complimentary entry into The Lounge and fully flexible and refundable fares.
Hayman, Australia’s celebrated private island destination in the Great Barrier Reef, invites Guests to take advantage of a Stay Another Day offer, priced from $1785 for two people including four nights’ accommodation, daily buffet breakfast and a $100 dining certificate, valid for travel from 1 July to 31 October 2009.
* All fares are subject to availability, are for one way travel and include taxes, fares and surcharges. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one way on the net or $15 more by phone. Fares are correct as at 17 June 2009 and are subject to change. The lead-in fare price is based on Blue Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Checked baggage charges apply to all Blue Saver and GO! Fares. Pre-pay $8 online for up to 23kgs of checked baggage per person one way flight, or pay $20 at the airport for the same allowance.
HAYMAN - WINNER 2008/2009
Australian Tourism Awards - Hall of Fame
National Travel Industry Awards - Hall of Fame
Luxury Travel Gold List - Best Australian Resort
HM Awards - Best Resort - Australia
Travel + Leisure US - World's Best Awards
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