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Airline alliance good news for tourism

Airline alliance good news for tourism

Increased competition on trans-Tasman routes will benefit travellers and tourism operators, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand, commenting on the government’s decision to approve the trans-Tasman alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue.

“Australia is New Zealand’s largest international visitor market, however we are facing increasing competition from other destinations,” says TIA Chief Executive Tim Cossar.

“The Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue alliance promises to give Australian consumers more travel options and departure times to fly to New Zealand plus a continuation of competitive fares, and that can only be good for our industry.”


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