Pacific Blue has launched direct flights between
Perth in Australia and Phuket in southern Thailand.
The new route is Virgin Blue Airlines
Group’s first foray into the Thailand market, with the new Pacific
Blue flights to provide West Australian travellers with another
choice of international destination alongside the airline’s
existing flights from Perth to Bali.
The weekly flight is already proving a
hit with WA based holiday-makers who have been quick to
book flights and take advantage of the special fares.
Phuket rated highly as a preferred
destination in customer surveys, due to Thailand being within
comfortable flying distance (six and a half hours from Perth), its
affordability in terms of entertainment, massages, shopping,
delicious dining, vibrant nightlife, the wide range of
accommodation to suit all budgets and the cultural experience it
To celebrate the new route, the airline has
launched a A$349 one-way “Tuk Tuk Off To Phuket” launch fare on
sale until midnight 22 November 2009, for travel on
direct flights between Perth and Phuket from January 19 – 23
March, 20 April – 22 June and 20 July – 16 September 2010.
Everyday lead in fares for Perth-Phuket flights start from
A$399 one way on the net.
While the launch
schedule is designed to allow for a convenient week, three days or
ten day Phuket getaway, Virgin Blue has said it will closely monitor demand
for the new Phuket flights to determine future schedules and
frequencies increases based on support for the new services.
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