Jetstar will become the first international airline to operate after-dark flights to Queenstown when its Melbourne-Queenstown service touches down in the southern lakes resort at 7.20pm this evening.
The inaugural winter evening service is over 90 per cent full with more than 160 customers booked on the historic flight, which is scheduled to arrive just after the official opening of the Queenstown Winter Festival on Friday night.
Grant Kerr, Jetstar Head of New Zealand, said tonight’s arrival will be the culmination of many years of work by the airline’s safety and flight operations teams.
“Jetstar was part of the working group that helped to prepare a foundation safety case on Queenstown after-dark flights and subsequently our own operator safety case,” Mr Kerr said.
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