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."

According to Pacific Blue general manager commercial Adrian Hamilton-Manns, there is sense in addition of domestic Queenstown service, since the airline already was setting up at Queenstown for twice-weekly flights to Sydney, scheduled to start in the first week of September.

He said: "It's a considerable investment to set up at any new airport so once we made the decision to begin international flights to Queenstown we also looked at options for a domestic service."

September will also see commencement of a range of new routes by Pacific Blue, including direct flights from Hamilton to Sydney and Brisbane, flights from Dunedin to Brisbane, and from Wellington to Sydney.