Virgin Australia launches nonstop flights between Christchurch and Cook Islands


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Virgin Australia has announced the introduction of nonstop flights between Christchurch and the Cook Islands next year, with fares now on sale.

The airline will operate a weekly return service using its Boeing 737-800 aircraft between Christchurch and Rarotonga from 25 June 2016 to 8 October 2016.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said the new service makes it easy for holidaymakers from Christchurch and the South Island to visit the Cook Islands.

“The Cook Islands is a wonderful holiday destination and we are delighted to introduce the only nonstop service from Christchurch,” Ms Crompton said.

“With up to five flights each week already operating between Auckland and Rarotonga, this new service from Christchurch ensures more New Zealanders can conveniently explore this beautiful part of the world.

“Our flights between Christchurch and Rarotonga will feature our award-winning Business Class, with luxury leather seating and menus designed by our resident head chef Luke Mangan.”

Fares are now on sale, with a celebratory launch one way fare of NZD$299 available for purchase from today, 26 November until 28 November 2015.

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