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Airfare War Goes Premium

October 7 2016

Airfare War Goes Premium

Flight Centre NZ release record low $3,399 return BUSINESS class to London

Flight Centre NZ has today released a record low airfare flying business class to London return ex Auckland from only $3,399NZD per person. An almost 40 percent drop in price from the retailers best advertised fare only yesterday.

The record low fares are for travel during November 2016 ex Auckland to London Gatwick on board Cathay Pacific’s new Airbus A350.

Flight Centre NZ general manager product Sean Berenson says in the last 12 months New Zealand has seen a significant influx of new carriers, routes and increased capacity which has driven a frenzy of sales activity, great news for consumers, particularly as it's now moving into the premium cabins.

“To fly to London in business class for what would have once been considered an economy class price point is amazing, it offers the opportunity for our customers to be able to consider a style of travel that would have once felt out of reach for many.”

“If anyone’s ever dreamt of flying to London in business class, now’s the time to consider it.”

Mr Berenson says that along with increased affordability airlines have turned their focus toward passenger wellbeing and comfort and that this is a trend he predicts will continue.

“Not only are New Zealanders able to travel further afield for a fraction of the cost, the flight experience is significantly improving. Cathay Pacific’s new A350 for instance is much quieter, has new lighting technology thought to make sleep easier and reduce jetlag and has advanced air conditioning, designed to eliminate drafts and introduce stable temperatures.”

“The travel experience just keeps getting better and better for our customers.”

Andy Jack, general manager FCM Travel Solutions, one of New Zealand’s leading corporate travel management company, says the move toward a superior flight experience is particularly good news for business travellers.

“With many of our clients only visiting destinations for short periods of time it’s important they arrive well rested. With advancements in new technologies and increased affordability meaning many will now be able to consider flying in premium classes, it’s a great step forward for New Zealand business travel.”

Mr Jack goes on to say that it's it’s hard to know how long this ‘golden era’ of travel will continue so his advice is for New Zealanders to make the most of these record lows and travel far and wide while it’s so affordable and accessible.

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