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First In, Best Flights For Christmas

First In, Best Flights For Christmas With Freedom Air

Get in first, and book your Freedom Air Trans Tasman Christmas flights now, to take advantage of the fantastic Summer Holiday airfares. Freedom Air's summer flights from 16 December 2002 - 31 January 2003, are now on sale.

The summer airfares for travel from Palmerston North and Hamilton to Sydney and Melbourne start from $529, with flights from Auckland to the Hunter Region also starting from $529 return. Airfares from Auckland and Hamilton to the Gold Coast start from $579 return, with flights from Hamilton and Palmerston North to Brisbane also starting from $579. Airfares to Sydney and Melbourne from Dunedin start from $579 return, with flights to Brisbane and the Gold Coast starting from $629 return. Seats are strictly limited and may not be available on all flights.

Rachel Gardiner, Freedom Air sales and marketing manager, says that Christmas time is always a frantically busy period, and people should book now to get the best value airfares "Everyone wants to travel at Christmas time to visit friends and family, or to enjoy a summer holiday, it pays to get in fast as the summer airfares are bound to sell out."

Bookings can be made online at or by calling 0800 600 500. While visiting the Freedom Air website you can join the Freedom Air travel club, to receive advanced notice of special airfares. more

Freedom Air is a value-based airline, focused on saving passengers time and money by flying point to point and by not offering traditional airline add-ons like inflight meals, inflight entertainment and frequent flyer programmes.


Freedom Air started operating as a Trans Tasman carrier in November 1995, offering value-based services. Over the years, it has refined its no-frills service to continually pass savings on to customers. In May last year, it also launched domestic services.

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 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 $NZD22.85 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.

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