Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Sydney to Queenstown flights

Pacific Blue’s doing to start new services of Sydney to Queenstown flights on Saturday.
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 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 September 5 the airline will be flying internationally from a total of six New Zealand airportsAuckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown – more than any other airline.

Pacific Blue will operate a twice weekly flights 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 CEO Brett Godfrey, said the airline's guests have lobbied 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.”

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.

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.”

Saturday'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*. Connecting flights are also available from Queenstown to and from Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth.