Europe gets cheaper
As the battle of the airfares continues, House of Travel is offering a record low price for Kiwis wanting to jet off to Europe with Emirates.
The travel company has today released return economy airfares to five European destinations next year for as low as $1499. Previously those looking to fly to Europe with Emirates would have had to fork out $1600-$1700.
The destinations are in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Norway.
“With the price of travel dropping and by offering the best fare price to Europe ever released by Emirates this is definitely one not to miss,” said House of Travel commercial director Brent Thomas.
“A substantial influx of new carriers, routes and increased capacity ex-New Zealand is fuelling competition and increasing affordability and accessibility.”
Thomas said the number of New Zealanders travelling to Europe was increasing.
Last year Kiwis were tempted by an Air China offer of return flights to London for just $1349. That was almost half the fare offered by many airlines for the same route in 2012. This year, STA travel offered limited return seats to London for as low as $979.
“We have noticed a steady incline in bookings to Europe over the past few years and early bird deals provide the best prices, as well as available dates for customers to start planning a holiday,” Thomas said.
The Emirates deal for next year’s flights is valid for travel between January 16 and March 28, and April 16 and June 13.
The sale ends on September 27.
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