Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced the start today (Monday 24 August) of its 'Celebration airfare special', with the lowest regional fares in the country available on every Kiwi flight. Starting on the 28th October this year - Kiwi's second day of scheduled services* - and running through to the end of January (with the exception of the two weeks up to and including Christmas) one-way fares for direct flights will start from $79*.
Passengers on the Dunedin-Queenstown, Queenstown-Dunedin, Dunedin-Nelson, Nelson-Dunedin, Hamilton-Nelson and Nelson-Hamilton routes will all be able to pick up a $79 fare for flights on any day or time in the schedule.
Anyone flying on flights connecting through Dunedin or Nelson: Queenstown-Nelson, Nelson-Queenstown, Hamilton-Dunedin or Dunedin-Hamilton will also benefit from low one-way fares of $119.
Kiwi Chief Executive Ewan Wilson said the special fares were put on offer "to celebrate the purchase and completion of painting of our new SAAB 340A aircraft in Europe, and to promote our commitment to providing a good deal for regional New Zealand."
"This is not about competing with Air New Zealand or Jetstar, who don't fly direct services between the centres we service, it is about celebrating a key milestone in our company's development."
"Even on the busy days of the week, or times of the day, if you are quick enough you will be able to get a seat for $79. And our other, more flexible fares, also represent a good deal for the region to region traveller."
*Subject to regulatory approval, and available seats in the class not being sold out.