Pacific Blue is part of the Virgin Blue Airlines Group. The airline was launched in 2004 and is based in New Zealand. Pacific Blue has offered domestic flights within New Zealand since 2007. The airline offers flights between Australia and New Zealand and Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands. Virgin Blue, Polynesian Blue and Pacific Blue collectively fly 68 airlines to 24 Australian destinations and 8 destinations internationally. The airline has recently announced that it will commence flying between Melbourne and Auckland from September 2008.
Pacific Blue Inflight Service – Cheap Flights
Pacific Blue airline cabins are one class, but have a ‘Blue Zone’ available to passengers who have paid an additional surcharge to fly in seats with a wider seat pitch. The additional charge is dependent upon the length of the flight. This upgrade can be booked on the website or through the Guest Contact Centre.
Hot food and beverages are available for purchase on most flights, with both Australian and New Zealand dollars acceptable as payment methods. On New Zealand domestic flights of less than one hour in duration, a hot food and beverage service is not available.
On Pacific Blue international flights, digiEplayers are available to entertain passengers. These are available for hire from the cabin crew inflight.
From 1 September 2008, Pacific Blue will charge passengers for checking in baggage. A flat fee of $8 will allow passengers to check in up to 23kg of baggage.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Velocity Rewards is the loyalty programme offered by Virgin Blue, in conjunction with Pacific Blue. Points can be earned on flights with Virgin Blue, Polynesian Blue, Pacific Blue and V Australia. These can be redeemed on items such as free flights, hotel stays, holidays and car hire. Points may be redeemed on any seat on any flight.