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2010-02-01 08:32:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world's leading long haul airlines has today announced that Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold and Silver Cardmembers will now be able to receive additional benefits when flying on V Australia and Virgin Blue. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060927/NYW045LOGO ) The airlines' frequent flyer programs first joined forces in July last year when they launched an agreement which allowed Virgin Atlantic's...

2009-11-27 03:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- V Australia will this weekend launch its third route from the USA to Australia with the beginning of new non-stop services to Melbourne, Australia from Sunday 29 November. The new service follows hot on the heels of the introduction of direct flights from Los Angeles to Sydney and Brisbane which began earlier this year. The Sir Richard Branson-backed airline has been heralded for lowering fares on the previously highly expensive trans-Pacific route...

2009-09-21 18:00:00

SYDNEY, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virgin Blue Group, a leading Australian airline operator, has selected Verizon Business to remotely manage the airline's core business applications. Through its application management service, Verizon Business will provide round-the-clock monitoring of the airline's critical information systems, including key revenue management, engineering, aircraft-to-ground data transfers, back office communications and business productivity applications. The...

2008-11-13 06:00:21

Australian airline Virgin Blue Holdings has reduced its fuel surcharges by 20% on Virgin Blue domestic and Pacific Blue trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights following a decline in oil prices. The fuel surcharge is reduced to A$19 for a one-way domestic flight and A$35 for Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue one-way international flights. Brett Godfrey, CEO of Virgin Blue, said: "We are keeping our word. We are reluctant ever, to increase the cost of air travel by even a small amount;...

2008-10-24 09:00:15

Pacific Blue Airlines, the New Zealand-based subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue, has announced that it will increase services between Brisbane, Australia and Nadi, Fiji from 14 to 16 flights a week from December 19, 2008. The additional flights will arrive late into Nadi on Friday and Sunday evenings, returning early on Saturday and Monday mornings. Everyday fares between Brisbane and Nadi start from A$349 one way on the net. Brett Godfrey, CEO of Virgin Blue, said: "The strong...

2008-10-09 15:00:26

With Air New Zealand planning to suspend all but two weekly international flights out of Hamilton, Waikato Times readers have reacted strongly to the national carrier's move. A selection of responses are printed below: Greg Fletcher: I think it is terrible. Air New Zealand used to be a great airline to fly. It has put profits before anything else. I flew Air New Zealand to Christchurch in September and was disgusted by the service. I fly to Australia often and am sorry to say Air New...

2008-10-09 15:00:26

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick; FEEK, Belinda Hamilton International Airport is unlikely to get a lifeline from rival transtasman airlines to fill the void left by Air New Zealand. Three airlines spoken to yesterday appeared lukewarm, at best, to the suggestion of starting Hamilton services, after Air New Zealand announced it was canning all but two international flights from the city from March next year. Waikato Times readers, airport users and industry players have pushed for another airline...

2008-10-08 15:00:26

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick; FEEK, Belinda FLIGHT CUTS Hamilton-Sydney and Hamilton-Gold Coast flights to be cut from March 29. The only international flights will be to and from Brisbane. Air NZ says the cuts are driven by low demand and competition from Auckland. Hamilton-Sydney flights averaging 47 per cent occupancy for the past four months. Remaining Hamilton- Brisbane flights will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays from March 29. TURBULENT HISTORY 1995 August: Kiwi Air launched...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

The Waikato Times revealed that international passenger numbers at Hamilton airport have nosedived over the past year. We asked readers why they weren't using the service? Below are a selection of responses: Paul Smith: It is all about the price of air travel. Why fly out of Hamilton when you can save a couple of hundred dollars by going from Auckland? You can stay a night at a hotel and they will look after your car for up to a fortnight, and take you and pick you up from the airport for...

2008-10-06 15:00:25

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick Use it or lose it, Hamilton. Your international airport could be canned if passengers continue to bypass it. City editor Warwick Rasmussen has his eye on the sky. -------------------- An alarming drop in overseas travellers using Hamilton Airport could put its future as an international terminal in jeopardy. And the worrying trend has airport bosses issuing a "use it or lose it" warning to potential passengers. In the year to June 30, the airport's overseas...


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