Virgin Australia has unveiled a suite of enhancements to make flights to New Zealand even more comfortable. Those enhancements see Virgin Australia become the only airline to offer WiFi for all Trans-Tasman flights.

From 28 October, Virgin Australia flyers to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Dunedin will receive:

  • A substantial meal and drink
  • At least 23kg of baggage included in all fares
  • WiFi on all flights including 15 minutes of complimentary access
  • Increased Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits earn potential.

“These enhancements will really raise the bar on trans-Tasman services, and elevate the in-flight experience to new levels”, said The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

Virgin Australia Airlines Group Executive Rob Sharp, said the airline was excited to provide an even better product and service for guests travelling to New Zealand.

“Last year, 1.5 million Australians flew to New Zealand and we’re looking forward to making their trip across the ditch even more enjoyable with a meal and drink as well as WiFi so they can keep connected whilst in the sky,” he said.

From 28 October, Velocity members will now be awarded a minimum of five Points per dollar spent1 on fares from New Zealand. Platinum, Gold and Silver members will continue to earn a Points Bonus meaning that Platinum Velocity members will now receive up to 10 Points per dollar spent.

The airline also announced a codeshare arrangement with Singapore Airlines on flights between Melbourne and Wellington, for travel from 28 October. The flights, operated by Singapore Airlines, will operate four times per week and will allow Virgin Australia customers to seamlessly connect their travel and baggage onto other destinations and enable Velocity members to earn Points and Status Credits.

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