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Warm Your Winter With Freedom Air

Warm Your Winter With Freedom Air

Freedom Air's hot winter airfares to Australia will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Freedom Air has sliced up to $NZD70 off its already affordable Trans Tasman flights for travel between 4 May and 29 June 2003. These fares will be on sale until 30 March 2003 by booking online at or by calling 0800 600 500.

The promotional fares for travel from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch Palmerston North and Hamilton to Brisbane start from $NZD429*return. Airfares from Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch to the Gold Coast also start from $NZD429*return. Flights from Hamilton to Sydney also start from $NZD429*return, with flights to Melbourne starting from $NZD449* return. Flights from Palmerston North to Sydney and Melbourne start from $NZD449* return. Airfares from Dunedin to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney start from $NZD459*, with flights to Melbourne from $NZD479*. *All airfares exclude airport taxes and insurance surcharges.

Nicola Forman, acting Freedom Air sales and marketing manager, says there's nothing like a mid-winter break in your favourite Australian city. "Whether it's sunning yourself on the beaches of Queensland or shopping up a storm in Melbourne and Sydney, there is lots of fun to be had," she says. "Our special winter airfares make taking a mid-winter break even easier."

Freedom Air flies from New Zealand to Queensland more than any other airline. The airline's high frequency, direct flights makes Trans Tasman travel more flexible and convenient, putting paradise at the fingertips of more New Zealanders.

To save even more time and money, Freedom Air recommends booking flights online. Passengers who do will have access to an even cheaper fare level, and will go into the monthly draw to win their money back. While visiting the Freedom Air website you can join 'Club Zoomin', the Freedom Air travel club, and from time to time receive advanced notification of any special offers, the latest news, and information on new destinations, via email.

Freedom Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand, focused on providing everyday low airfares by not offering traditional airline add-ons like inflight meals and inflight entertainment. The airline has been operating for more than seven years and has carried more than 1.5 million customers.

* 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.

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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