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Freedom Air Fares To Australia Due To Rise

Media release
23 January 2002

Freedom Air Fares To Australia Due To Rise

Freedom Air today announced that it will increase its Trans Tasman fares from 30 January 2002. Flights from Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Dunedin to all Australian destinations will rise between $20-50, depending on the route.

Wayne Dodge, Freedom Air vice-president-general manager, says the aviation market is highly competitive and Freedom Air must regularly reassess its fares. “As a value-based airline we are continually reviewing our cost structures to ensure we are meeting our value-based objectives and providing passengers with the best possible service and the best possible price. Unfortunately, costs in the current aviation market have risen and we need to move with those,” Dodge says. “Our new fares remain extremely competitive and we encourage people to try our unique service.”

The new Freedom Air fares, from 30 January 2002, are as follows:

Route New Fare Old Fare Fare Difference
Auckland to
Gold Coast $499 $479 $20
Hunter Region $499 $459 $40
Hamilton to
Sydney $499 $459 $40
Brisbane or Gold Coast $499 $479 $20
Melbourne $519 $479 $40

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Dunedin to
Sydney $529 $479 $50
Brisbane or Gold Coast $529 $499 $30
Melbourne $549 $499 $50
Palmerston North to
Sydney $509 $459 $50
Brisbane or Gold Coast $509 $479 $30
Melbourne $529 $479 $50


ends

NB: Passengers should note that a number of airport taxes and charges now apply on all flights. These include an International Insurance levy for passengers arriving in and out of Australia of $NZD8 per sector (ie, $NZD16 for a return flight) plus the applicable airport departure tax. Individual airports have different policies on the age at which a passenger will be charged departure tax, please check the common questions online at www.freedomair.com or call the Freedom Air Call Centre on 0800 600 500.

In addition passengers visiting Sydney will also pay a $NZD4.20 noise tax fee for passengers arriving into Sydney, plus a $NZD21.95 Sydney passenger charge for passengers arriving and departing from Sydney. Passengers flying in and out of the Gold Coast will also pay a $NZD4.25 airport fee.


For further information, please contact:

Wayne Dodge
Vice President
Freedom Air
Tel: + 64 9 912 6998 Chantelle Urquhart
WRC
Tel: + 64 9 306 2457
Mob: 027 2284033


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