This afternoon, Virgin Australia touched down in Queenstown for the first time in over 1000 days, with the resumption of services seeing passengers now able to book flights from Sydney or Brisbane.
To celebrate the momentous occasion, the airline has launched fifteen thousand new sale fares from $409 Economy return* in a mammoth five-day sale; you can book your sale fairs at virginaustralia.com.
Excited guests on the first flight from Brisbane today were surprised with mini ‘Peace Pavlovas’ ahead of departure – a not-so-subtle nod to the ongoing friendly rift between the countries on the dessert’s origin.
Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said today’s announcement marks an exciting day for Virgin Australia and its guests as the airline’s network expansion continues.
“Today is a significant day for Virgin Australia with our first New Zealand flight in over two years,” said Ms Hrdlicka.
“Australians and New Zealanders have a close bond and we are proud to be creating a new gateway between the countries for friends and family to visit each other, businesses to flourish and holiday-makers to seek adventure with more choice and great value airfares.