Pacific Blue Airlines ended flying operations in 2015. The airline is now rebranded as Virgin Austalia Airlines
Pacific Blue Airlines was a low-cost airline based in Australia/New Zealand that operated from 2003 to 2011. The airline was a subsidiary of Virgin Blue Airlines which later rebranded to Virgin Australia. Pacific Blue was first established in 2003 and was created to serve leisure destinations within the Pacific region such as New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and other South Pacific islands.
In 2011, Virgin Blue Airlines rebranded to Virgin Australia. As part of this rebranding, Pacific Blue was rebranded and consolidated under the Virgin Australia brand. The rebrand aimed to strengthen the Virgin Australia brand.
Passengers were allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage on board. The maximum weight limit for carry-on baggage was 7kg (15 lbs). The dimensions of the carry-on bag were also subject to certain restrictions and could not be larger than 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.
The checked baggage allowance varied depending on the fare type, ticket class and route. Passengers were allowed to check one or two bags with a total weight limit. The weight limits for checked baggage ranged from 15kg (33 lbs) to 32kg (70 lbs) per bag.
Pacific Blue Airlines provided online check-in services, allowing passengers to check in for their flights through the airline's official website or mobile app. Online check-in opened 24 hours before the scheduled departure time and closed a few hours prior to the flight.
Passengers also had the option to check in for their Pacific Blue flights at the airport. Airport check-in counters were available at the departure area of the airport. The check-in counters closed at a specific time before the scheduled departure and it was recommended to arrive well in advance to allow sufficient time for the check-in process.
Before it rebranded, Pacific Blue Airlines offered a single-class cabin configuration known as Economy Class. Passengers travelling with Pacific Blue Airlines had the option to book seats in the Economy Class cabin.
In Economy Class, passengers were provided with a comfortable and affordable travel experience. Although specific details may have varied, the Economy Class typically included amenities such as standard seats with adequate legroom, in-flight service with a range of food and beverage options available for purchase and access to the airline's in-flight magazine.
Pacific Blue Airlines was a low-cost airline therefore, to cut costs, it may not have provided any in-flight entertainment to passengers.
If you're about to fly with a low-cost airline, we recommend bringing your own forms of entertainment with you (such as a book to read or your favourite podcast to listen to), so you can keep entertained on your journey.
Pacific Blue Airlines may have offered food onboard its flights, however, due to its low-cost model, it may not have offered a hot meal service. An in-flight menu may have been available on board where passengers could order snacks and beverages.
Pacific Blue Airlines didn't have its own frequent flyer program, however, Virgin Australia did have the Velocity Frequent Flyer program which Pacific Blue passengers could participate it.
Members of the Velocity Frequent Flyer program could earn Velocity Points by flying with Virgin Australia and its partner airlines, as well as through various other activities such as hotel stays, car rentals, shopping, and credit card transactions with Velocity partners.
The Velocity Frequent Flyer program had different status tiers that offered additional benefits to members based on their level of activity and points earned. The status tiers included Velocity Red, Velocity Silver, Velocity Gold and Velocity Platinum. Each tier provided benefits such as priority check-in, lounge access, bonus points and extra baggage allowances.
Members could redeem their Velocity Points for a variety of rewards, including flights with Virgin Australia and partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel stays, car rentals, merchandise, gift cards and more.
Velocity Frequent Flyer program allows members to create a Family Pooling arrangement, where family members living at the same address can combine their Velocity Points into one account, making it easier to reach rewards faster.
The program often offered exclusive access to events, concerts and experiences through its Velocity Live platform, allowing members to use their points to secure tickets and attend unique events.
Pacific Blue Airlines operated flights to various destinations across the Pacific. It primarily focused on connecting Australia and New Zealand with popular tourist spots such as Fiji and Vanuatu. It operated routes from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Nadi, Port Vila and many more.
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Pacific Blue Airlines operated a fleet of aircraft consisting of the Boeing 737 and the Embraer E-190. These aircraft were perfect for serving domestic and regional routes by Pacific Blue Airlines.