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Interisland Line Announces Summer Times and Fares

9 October 2001
For immediate release


The Interisland Line Announces Summer Times and Fares


The Interisland Line has just carried out a review of all of its passenger services and a new improved summer timetable is to be introduced as a result.

Effective from December 8 it will allow holidaymakers and day-trippers alike the ability to maximise the time they spend in the South Island.

For instance The Lynx will now depart Picton at the new time of 7pm after December 8 giving passengers extra time before they have to return to Wellington.

The Interisland Line has already commenced a programme to upgrade passenger terminal facilities in Picton and Wellington - something that the company is well aware will be greeted by much enthusiasm by users of these facilities.

To achieve this minor fare increases will be introduced from 7 November 2001.

Marketing & Sales Manager Peter Monk says they want to give everyone plenty of notice about the planned increases.

“This means that people can still get in their summer holidays at the old price as long as they book and pay before November 7 this year,” Mr Monk says.

The Interisland Line’s new summer times and fares brochure called ‘Zip or Cruise’ will be available from the middle of this month and this highlights the new fares and booking conditions that will apply from 7 November as well as the timetable changes effective 8 December 2001.

Other important changes soon to take place include that, from 7 November 2001, any passenger 14 years or younger will have to be accompanied by an adult.

The Interisland Line is looking forward to welcoming passengers onboard this coming holiday season and would like to remind those people intending to travel over summer to book now to avoid disappointment later on.

For bookings and information call free on: 0800 802 802, contact an accredited travel agent, or visit the web site www.interislandline.co.nz

Ends

Note to editors

The new timetable for passenger crossings from 8 December 2001 is:

Departing Wellington

Vessel Depart Arrive Picton
The Interislander 1.30am 4.30am (excl Sun, Mon)
The Interislander 6.00am 9.00am
The Lynx 8.00am 10.15am
The Interislander 9.30am 12.30pm
The Interislander 2.00pm 5.00pm
The Lynx 3.30pm 5.45pm
The Interislander 5.30pm 8.30pm

Departing Picton

Vessel Depart Arrive Wellington
The Interislander 5.30am 8.30am (excl Mon)
The Interislander 10.00am 1.00pm (excl Mon)
The Lynx 11.30am 1.45pm
The Interislander 1.30pm 4.30pm
The Interislander 6.00pm 9.00pm
The Lynx 7.00pm 9.15pm
The Interislander 9.30pm 12.30am


For further information contact:

Peter Monk OR Jo Roberts
Marketing & Sales Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (04) 498 2018 (04) 498 3385

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