Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue’s Withdrawal from Domestic Flights to Cut 200 Jobs, says EMPU

Andrew LittleThe decision taken by Pacific Blue to stop flying the loss making domestic planes in New Zealand disappointed the airports there and the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) that fears losing around 200 jobs.

Pacific Blue’s Withdrawal from Domestic Flights Annoys Airports

Pacific Blue’s Withdrawal from Domestic Flights Annoys AirportsPacific Blue's decision to discontinue the domestic flights in New Zealand came as a blow to New Zealand airport operators, who fear that it would affect their revenues and a number of jobs in the aviation sector union 'the Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union' .

Air New Zealand Teaming up with Rival Virgin Blue

Air New Zealand Teaming up with Rival Virgin BlueIt has been reported that Air New Zealand is trying to form an alliance with rival Virgin Blue - which owns Pacific Blue in New Zealand - for a code-share agreement covering the Tasman and domestic travel in Australia and New Zealand as part of a connecting journey.

Auckland-Queenstown flights added by Pacific Blue

Auckland-Queenstown flights added by Pacific Blue

The month of September, will see low-fare airline Pacific Blue starting weekend flights between Auckland and Queenstown, with the latter being the airline's fifth New Zealand domestic destination.

Since November 2007, Pacific Blue has been flying between the three main centers of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch; and in July 2008, it added domestic Dunedin services.

Today, the Pacific Blue said: "The first of year-round Saturday and Sunday return flights from Auckland to Queenstown was due to start on September 19."

Pacific Blue Airlines considering operating jet services

Pacific Blue Airlines

In order to break Air New Zealand’s monopoly in the sector, Christchurch-based Pacific Blue Airlines is mulling operating jet services on New Zealand regional routes.