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V Australia sale fares celebrate new services

V Australia sale fares celebrate new services from NZ to
Los Angeles, Phuket and Johannesburg

LA from $1,199* return – Phuket from $699* one way – Jo’burg from $2,169* return

Thursday 5 November 2009: Virgin Blue Group’s newest international airline, luxury carrier V Australia, is promoting sale fares in the New Zealand market to celebrate the launch of three new long haul services.

V Australia is now offering low fares from Auckland and Christchurch to Los Angeles with connecting trans-Tasman flights on Emirates. It also has low fares to Johannesburg from Auckland and to Phuket from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with connecting flights on Pacific Blue.

Virgin Blue Airlines Group CEO Brett Godfrey said that thousands of New Zealanders had already booked to fly to Los Angeles on V Australia, code sharing with Pacific Blue.

“Kiwis are great travelers and they know good value and quality when they see it. V Australia’s new services to LA with connections on Emirates, and our soon-to-launch services to Thailand and South Africa with connections on Pacific Blue, mean we can offer New Zealanders a whole bunch of new travel choices on a fresh new airline at very competitive prices.”

V Australia said it was beginning promotional campaigns in New Zealand over the next week to let Kiwis know they now have new options for long haul travel.

All fares on the new services will earn points on the award-winning Velocity rewards program, which can be redeemed on V Australia, Virgin Blue, Pacific Blue, and Polynesian Blue flights, as well as on partner airlines.

To Los Angeles from Auckland/Christchurch with trans-Tasman travel on Emirates:

 Economy From $1,199* return

 Premium Economy From $1,999* return

 Business Class – From $5,499* return

(Fares are on sale until 16 Nov 2009 or until sold out. Economy fares are for travel 1 Feb -31 March 2010, 1 May -23 June 2010, and 1 Aug-31 Aug 2010. Premium Economy and Business Class fares are for travel 16 Oct-30 Nov 2009.)

To Phuket from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with trans-Tasman travel on Pacific Blue:

 Economy From $699* one way

 Premium Economy From $1,149* one way

 Business Class From $1,799* one way

(Fares are on sale until 22 Nov 2009 or until sold out for travel 22 Nov 2009 – 31 May 2010)

To Johannesburg from Auckland with trans-Tasman travel on Pacific Blue:

 Economy From $2,169* return

 Premium Economy From $4,199* return

 Business Class From $6,573* return

(Fares are on sale until 16 Nov 2009 or until sold out for travel 13 March – 31 May 2010)

* Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Conditions and travel restrictions apply. An additional charge of NZD $15 NZD per Guest per booking is applicable to all fares paid by credit/debit card. Tickets purchased through the Guest Contact Centre cost NZD $50 more.

About V Australia and Virgin Blue: V Australia is a three class boutique style airline offering the acclaimed service for which the Virgin Blue Group is renowned and a unique Australian style. On board the airline’s brand new 361-seat 777-300ER aircraft, configuration includes Business Class cabin with 33 fully lie-flat beds, Premium Economy with 40 International Club seats and 288 International Economy seats. All cabins offer the Red, state-of-the-art personal seat back entertainment, seat to seat 'chat' or competition connectivity. The airline also has two in-flight bars, mood lighting and other touches of Australiana from salt and pepper shakers to hidden wallpaper murals. V Australia is a part of the Virgin Blue Group of Airlines. For more information, visit www.vaustralia.com.au
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