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BRISBANE 23 May 2011: Virgin Australia is proud to announce the introduction of a new fare structure delivering innovative pricing together with greater flexibility, simpler choices and better value.
Effective immediately, the previous five fare types have been streamlined to just three. Guests on Virgin Australia, Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue flights now have the option of purchasing Saver, Flexi or Premium (Premium Economy / Business) fares. There will be no change to V Australia fare types.
“With this new product offering we are able to deliver what every traveller wants – genuinely simple and easy to understand fares, the choice of what you want included and incredible value for money,” Virgin Australia’s Group Executive, Commercial, Liz Savage, said.
“Our new Flexi fare represents outstanding value. For example, starting from just $199 between Sydney and Melbourne, you get Priority Check-in, checked baggage allowance, a food and beverage package and the ability to change your flight – all included in the price.”
The new fare range offers increased flexibility and better value at every level:
§This is the fare for people wanting the best possible price
§Gives you the choice to pre-purchase a checked baggage allowance, and the option to purchase in-flight entertainment or food and beverage on board
§Gives you the ability to cancel or change your journey up to 24hrs before your scheduled departure (a fee applies)
§For the first time on Virgin Australia, a food and beverage package will be included in the Economy Class price
§Priority Check-in at all major domestic and international airports
§Included checked baggage allowance - up to 23kg (32kg for Gold Velocity Members)
§A fully-flexible fare with no fees to change the time and date of your booking up to 24hrs after your scheduled departure
Premium (includes Premium Economy and Business Class where available)
For people wanting a full Premium service; unlimited food and beverage, Priority Check-in, access to the Virgin Australia lounge* and an extremely generous checked baggage allowance.
Examples of the new lead-in prices follow (subject to availability). Full fare rules are available at www.virginaustralia.com
Sydney - Melbourne
Brisbane - Melbourne
Sydney - Perth
AUD $749 or AUD$1399 for A330^ Business Class (^subject to regulatory approval)
Auckland - Sydney
Christchurch - Melbourne
In addition to these great value lead-in prices, Virgin Australia will continue to offer extremely competitive fare promotions and seat sales across its network.
* Entry to lounge is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge terms and conditions.
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