islandsbusiness.com, 6-6-2008

The airline group is proud to have introduced the same low fare philosophy and service-style of Virgin Blue to Australia’s more isolated islands neighbours with the launch of Pacific Blue (Australia), Pacific Blue (NZ) and Polynesian Blue, the joint venture airline with the Government of Samoa. As well as New Zealand, these airlines provide vital air services to the nations of Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands, with more than 136 flights in total each week, 58 of these services operating to and from the Pacific Islands. By bringing viable and sustainable low fares and competition to the Pacific Islands, Virgin Blue has not only provided an affordable option for locals and expats from these countries to return home more often to visit family and friends, but also increased tourism into these regions which help boost developing economies.

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