Dunedin has joined Pacific Blue's domestic network, with the inaugural flight arriving in the city this afternoon.
The airline - the New Zealand offshoot of Australia's Virgin Blue - will operate a daily return service between Dunedin and Christchurch, connecting to Auckland or a similarly timed flight to Wellington.
Promotional fares start at around $60 for the Dunedin to Christchurch trip, and $100 for Dunedin to Auckland.
Pacific Blue's expansion comes 7 months after it launched domestic services in New Zealand, and is the first of a promised move "into the provinces".
Pacific Blue bosses says the airline's helping to grow domestic passenger numbers in New Zealand, with its low-fare approach complemented by optional "pay-for-use" services like food and drink.
The airline says it's working to secure a third 737-800 for the domestic market to help fuel further expansion in routes and daily scheduled services.
Posted at 8:02 pm