Virgin Blue and Emirates have joined forces in a
new interline agreement to provide a seamless, single ticket
option for travellers flying between 13 destinations in Australia
and Emirates’ extensive network of over 100 destinations in more
than 60 countries.
Interline passengers transiting through Sydney, Brisbane and Perth
will also be provided with free transfers between the domestic and
international airports for their convenience.
Frequent Flyer programmes between Virgin Blue and Emirates also
enables Virgin’s Velocity and Emirates Skywards Members to earn
and redeem Velocity or Skywards Points on both Virgin Blue and
Emirates flights on a one-for-one point basis.
Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, “We are very pleased to
partner with such a highly regarded airline and to be able to
offer travellers the convenience of full through-check from their
point of origin in Australia to port of destination
internationally across Virgin Blue’s Australian destinations and
Emirates’ global network.”
Emirates Airline Vice President
Australia, Stephen Pearse, added, “This agreement opens-up a
viable international travel alternative for those Australians
residing in regional towns or cities where flight services are
more limited, and we are confident the Virgin Blue/Emirates
offering will prove hugely popular amongst Business and Leisure
Through fares will be available from
Adelaide, Albury, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast,
Hobart, Launceston, Mackay, Mildura, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton,
and Townsville through all of Emirates Australian gateway cities –
Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
To celebrate the partnership customers
can fly Economy Class with Virgin Blue and Emirates from
13 Australian destinations to 22 European destinations,
14 destinations in the Middle East and 4 destinations in
Africa from only $1927 return, departing from Mackay,
including all taxes and surcharges.
The promotion is valid for
travel departing between 16th August and 10th December 2009. To
take advantage of these special introductory offers, bookings must
be completed by 30th June 2009.
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