Chance to fly high with SIX60 sells out

Tickets for Air New Zealand's World Premiere in the Air experience with popular Kiwi bank SIX60 has sold out seven hours after tickets became available. 

The airline's World Premiere in the Air - a dedicated flight from Auckland to Dunedin - will premiere Julia Parnell's  new film,  SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out.

General manager brand and marketing Jeremy O’Brien says the speed at which the flight sold out is a sign of just how popular SIX60 is with New Zealanders young and old.

“We’re thrilled the tickets sold so quickly – it’s a real reflection of the band’s popularity and how proud we are of them as Kiwis. We’re putting on our larger A321neo aircraft for the service, and we expect the full flight will help boost local business and tourism in Dunedin over the weekend. We’re really excited to host the premiere inflight and look forward to welcoming customers on board in November.”

Customers on board flight NZ660 from Auckland for Dunedin on Saturday, November 14 can meet the band, who originated in Dunedin and will be travelling on the service, as well as be the first in the world to see the film.

Mr O’Brien said the airline was thrilled to be hosting the event.

“As a nation we’re so proud of SIX60 and the phenomenal success they’ve achieved on the global stage, so we’re really excited to be able to offer this experience for New Zealand fans.

"Because the package is built around a one-way ticket to Dunedin, it’s also a way of supporting tourism to the city and the region.

SIX60 from left: Eli Paewai, Matiu Walters, Ji Fraser, Chris Mac and Marlon Gerbes. Photo: ODT...
SIX60 from left: Eli Paewai, Matiu Walters, Ji Fraser, Chris Mac and Marlon Gerbes. Photo: ODT files

"We hope most passengers will consider staying a night or two or exploring the region further once they get there.

“We wanted to put on this special service to Dunedin - the place where it all began for SIX60 - as a way of saying thank you to our customers for their support this year.

"It’s fantastic to be able to host the premiere and help celebrate the band’s incredible success with Kiwis.”

Tickets were on sale for $159 on the airline's grabaseat website.

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