Pacific Blue heads to the Tropics

01 March 2010

The Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns will soon be easier and cheaper to get to when Pacific Blue adds two weekly return flights to the city from March 23.

The new flights boost the number of seats available on the route by 79 per cent, and Pacific Blue’s new fares are around 13 per cent cheaper than the current competition’s pricing for the non-stop route.

More than 30,000 New Zealanders head to North Queensland every year, and according to Virgin Blue chief executive Brett Godfrey the new services will help grow that market. “We’re particularly excited about this new service as it’s our first international service to and from Cairns and will provide some much-needed competition on this route.”

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