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Freedom Air – Queensland Frequent Flyer

Media release
25 October 2002

Freedom Air – Queensland Frequent Flyer

Freedom Air’s raft of new flights are due to take off from this Sunday (27 October), making it the most frequent flying airline between New Zealand and Queensland.

The first flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch direct to Brisbane will start on Sunday, with flights from Christchurch to the Gold Coast launching on Tuesday (29 October). The new additions to its popular Trans Tasman services will see Freedom Air flying up to 40 times a week to Queensland.

Rachel Gardiner, Freedom Air sales and marketing manager, says the new services offer more New Zealanders a value based choice when making their Trans Tasman holiday plans. “Our everyday low airfares will now be available to those in the metropolitan areas, putting Brisbane and the Gold Coast in reach of more people,” she says. “Passengers will now be able to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of our high frequency Queensland flights.”

Freedom Air will fly four times weekly from Auckland to Brisbane, with six flights weekly from Wellington to Brisbane, seven flights weekly from Christchurch to Brisbane, and three flights weekly from Christchurch to the Gold Coast. These new flights are on top of existing Queensland services from Auckland to the Gold Coast, Hamilton and Dunedin to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and Palmerston North to Brisbane.

Seats are still available on these new services over the Christmas high season, for travel between 16 December – 19 January 2003. Airfares during this period from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to Brisbane start from a very competitive $579 return. All airfares exclude airport taxes and insurance surcharges, and special conditions apply*.

The new Freedom Air routes come on the back of strong growth for the airline and add substantial extra capacity to its Trans-Tasman operations. The new routes also come as a result of parent company Air New Zealand’s review of its short haul strategy earlier this year and the decision that Freedom Air is best placed to operate these new routes.

Freedom Air, now in its seventh year of operation, has carried more than 1.5 million passengers and has an enviable record for safety and efficiency.


* Seats at these fares are strictly limited and may not be available on the dates you wish to travel. On certain routes during the Christmas/New Year period these fares may not available due to popular demand. Bookings at these fares must be made at least 14 days prior to departure.

NB: Passengers should note that a number of airport taxes and charges now apply on all flights. These include an International Insurance Surcharge 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.

In addition passengers arriving and departing from Melbourne will also pay a $NZD12.10 airport fee.

In addition passengers arriving and departing from Brisbane will also pay a $NZD10.85 airport fee.


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