Virgin Blue Group’s newest international
airline, V Australia, is now offering special fares from Auckland
and Christchurch to Los Angeles with connecting trans-Tasman
flights on Emirates.
The airline also has deals to
Johannesburg from Auckland and to Phuket from Auckland,
Wellington and Christchurch, with connecting flights on
Virgin Blue Airlines Group CEO Brett
Godfrey said, “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
All fares on the new services will
earn points on the 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
- 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
before 30 Nov 2009.
To Phuket from
Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with trans-Tasman travel on
Economy From $699 one way
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:
Premium Economy From $4,199 return
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. An additional
charge of NZ$15 per passanger per booking is applicable to all
fares paid by credit/debit card. Tickets purchased through the
Guest Contact Centre cost NZ$50 more. Conditions and travel
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