All you need to know about flights to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA:

Virgin Australia is pleased to offer ten extra trans-Tasman flights to meet the increased demand between New Zealand and Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final. The extra flights depart from Auckland and Christchurch and are on sale now for Black Caps …Virgin Australia Provides Ten Extra Flights for Cricket World Cup Final

Comment from a Virgin Australia spokesperson:

Virgin Australia is pleased to offer ten extra trans-Tasman flights to meet the increased demand between New Zealand and Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final. The extra flights depart from Auckland and Christchurch and are on sale now for Black Caps fans who want to be in Melbourne to support their team.

27-Mar-15 VA 150 10:45 16:25 Melbourne – Auckland
27-Mar-15 VA 151 17:30 19:40 Auckland – Melbourne
28-Mar-15 VA 150 10:45 16:25 Melbourne – Auckland
28-Mar-15 VA 151 17:30 19:40 Auckland – Melbourne
30-Mar-15 VA 148 7:30 13:10 Melbourne – Auckland
30-Mar-15 VA 151 14:00 16:40 Auckland – Melbourne
30-Mar-15 VA 98 14:30 20:00 Melbourne – Christchurch
30-Mar-15 VA 101 20:45 22:35 Christchurch – Melbourne
30-Mar-15 VA 136 17:00 22:40 Melbourne – Auckland
30-Mar-15 VA 137 23:30 1:40 Auckland – Melbourne

AIR NEW ZEALAND:

Air New Zealand will operate a Boeing 777-200 charter service between Auckland and Melbourne this weekend offering more than 300 additional seats in each direction for fans keen to get to Sunday’s cricket final.

The first chartered service will depart Auckland on Sunday at 8:30am, arriving in Melbourne at 10:30am. The return service on Monday will depart Melbourne at 2:00am, arriving back in Auckland at 7:30am.

The airline yesterday added additional services from Auckland to Melbourne this Saturday and from Melbourne to Auckland on Monday 30 March. These additional flights proved hugely popular, selling out in only an hour.

Return fares on the charter service will be offered for a special price of $991 (inclusive of taxes) for a Seat fare.

Fares go on sale at 12:30pm today and can be booked on Air New Zealand’s website: www.airnewzealand.co.nz

QANTAS:

Qantas has announced four additional return services between Auckland and Australia to make travel easier for more Black Caps fans heading to Melbourne to watch New Zealand’s first Cricket World Cup Final on Sunday.

Three extra return B737-800 services will operate between Auckland and Melbourne on Saturday and Monday and one extra service return service between Auckland and Sydney on Monday.

On top of Qantas’ daily flights from Auckland to Australia, more than 1,300 seats have been added, providing more flexibility for New Zealand cricket fans travelling to Australia.

Demand for the additional services is strong, with the first group booking flights from Auckland to Melbourne within five minutes of New Zealand winning the semi-final.

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