Sunday 20 April 2008

Air New Zealand Festival in the Sky to Depart Sydney


Queenstown Winter Festival, New Zealand's premier winter event will
get off to a flying start this year with Air New Zealand today
announcing a themed flight from Sydney to Queenstown on the 27 June.

Passengers will enjoy all the music, madness and mischief of the
festival inflight including live sets from New Zealand rock band
Goodnight Nurse, live comedy, incredible giveaways and a goodie bag
full of essentials for a week at the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Tickets for the Air New Zealand Festival in the Sky flight are priced
at AUD$399 one way, per person, including taxes and are available at

As part of the ticket purchase, customers will receive a 20% discount
on a 1 or 3 Day Lift Pass at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables ski
fields, a 10 kilo excess baggage waiver for ski gear and a free ticket
to the American Express Winter Festival After Party.

NZ1832 from Sydney to Queenstown will depart at 9:00am on Friday 27
June, arriving at 2:00pm in time for the opening night of the American
Express Queenstown Winter Festival.

"This incredible flight is a festival first and a great way to kick
off our five direct flights a week from Sydney to Queenstown during
the New Zealand ski season," says Andrew Stanbury, Air New Zealand
Marketing Manager Australia.

"Australians are some of Festival's greatest supporters and this
superb flight is an amazing way to start the 10 coolest days in New
Zealand," agrees Winter Festival Director Sally Feinerman.

For more information on the American Express Queenstown Winter
Festival please visit

If you wish to cover the 2008 American Express Queenstown Winter
Festival the next step is to apply for media accreditation.


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