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2009-11-12 02:16:00

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mardi Gras today announced the signing of a new sponsorship agreement making Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Blue Airlines Group official airlines for the Sydney event. Virgin Blue Airlines group includes brand new long haul international airline V Australia, long time New Mardi Gras supporter Virgin Blue and sister airline Pacific Blue which flies to New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. The new four year agreement, designed to target...

2008-10-06 09:00:34

Pacific Blue, the New Zealand-based subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue, has announced that it will launch direct flights between Brisbane, Australia, and the Solomon Islands on December 2, 2008. The airline has also announced that it will add three extra seasonal flights each week between Wellington, New Zealand, and Brisbane, effective December 1, 2008. Pacific Blue will fly direct between Brisbane and the Solomon Islands twice a week with connections available from Perth,...

2008-09-05 15:00:20

I WAS intrigued to read in your paper (August 21) that Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes believes low-fare airlines like Pacific Blue would have a similar (negative) impact to budget accommodation for Queenstown. Since Pacific Blue launched New Zealand domestic services in November 2007 the main centre airports have enjoyed increases in domestic passenger numbers of up to 30 percent. Dunedin Airport recently reported 20 percent domestic passenger growth since Pacific Blue began services on...

2008-08-19 15:00:00

By WOOD, Alan There seems to be no such thing as retreat for Christchurch Pacific Blue despite the encroaching gloom of a northern hemisphere airline industry fractured by the fuel-price spike. What lies ahead for the low-cost airline? ALAN WOOD reports. Christchurch-based airline Pacific Blue says 2008's expansion represents a 40 per cent increase in business over 2007 bolstered by a raft of new services - domestic, trans- Tasman and within the Pacific. The upsizing of routes at a...

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