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Freedom Air Says It Won’t Be Undercut

17 February 2005

Freedom Air Says It Won’t Be Undercut On Low Fares

Freedom Air is upping the ante in the competitive Auckland market with a move which could signal a fare bonanza for travellers.

New Zealand’s only locally-owned low cost airline today announced a new fare between Auckland and Queensland which undercuts its rivals by at least $10 each way.

Announcing the new low fares, Stephen Jones Freedom Air’s General Manager says the airline stands by its claim to offer the lowest fares in the market. “Let’s face it, we’ve consistently offered the best fares and we are going to continue to do so. We keep costs down by keeping our business simple and we pass these savings onto our customers.

“Generally we have more seats available at these prices than anyone else. We say we won’t be undercut – and we plan to fulfil that commitment.”

The new fares are from NZD$79* one way from Auckland to Brisbane or Auckland to Gold Coast. This means that an adult can fly return from Auckland to Queensland for under $300, inclusive of all taxes, levies and surcharges (excluding Auckland Airport Departure tax) – one of the lowest fares ever seen on the trans-Tasman market.

One way fares from Brisbane to Auckland are just as low at AUD$158 (inclusive of taxes and surcharges) and AUD$148 from Gold Coast to Auckland (inclusive of taxes and surcharges).

NZ Port AUS Port One Way fare* NZD Return fare**NZD
Auckland Gold Coast $79 $285
Auckland Brisbane $79 $300
*one way internet only plus taxes, levies and surcharges of $41 Auckland – Gold Coast; $44 Auckland – Brisbane ** return, internet only, including all taxes, levies and surcharges except Auckland International Airport departure tax

The Small Print The special fares are for travel between 12 May and 30 June 2005 inclusive on ex Auckland flights only. Seats at these prices are limited and may not be available on all flights. They are only available online at until 27 February 2005. Bookings can also be made through the Reservation Centre on 0800 600 500 where a service fee of $10 each way, per adult, applies.


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