Aviation

Virgin ups its Trans-Tasman offering with extra perks and wifi

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Virgin Australia has been seriously upping its game on Trans-Tasman services.

Which may have something to do with the airline losing its codeshare partner, Air New Zealand earlier this year.

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Anyway, the why doesn’t matter so much because it has resulted in some serious perks for passengers, including some new offers announced today, including becoming the only airline to offer WiFi on ALL Trans-Tasman flights!

“Last year, 1.5 million Australians flew to New Zealand and we’re looking forward to making their trip across the ditch even more enjoyable with a meal and drink as well as WiFi so they can keep connected whilst in the sky,” said Virgin Australia Airlines Group Executive Rob Sharp.

“We’re committed to expanding our presence in New Zealand with new services including flights from Sydney to Wellington; Melbourne to Queenstown; and Newcastle to Auckland as well as extra flights to Auckland, all of which commence in the next couple of months.”

From 28 October, all Virgin Australia guests flying to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Dunedin will receive a substantial meal and drink included in all fares, WiFi on all flights with first 15 minutes free, and increased  Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits earn potential.

Honestly, you had us at ‘substantial meal’.

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Velocity Frequent Flyer has also announced new benefits for members travelling to Short Haul International destinations such as New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, and Samoa, awarding a minimum of five Points per dollar spent on fares from New Zealand.

Also in Virgin and New Zealand news, the airline has announced a codeshare with Singapore Airlines on flights between Melbourne and Wellington from 28 October, operating four times a week.


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