Melbourne,
30
March
2009

New Jetstar domestic schedule delivers a better connection

Low fares airline Jetstar is modifying elements of its flight schedule to deliver a more appealing low fares choice for business flyers and regular air travellers.

Commencing 10 June 2009* Jetstar will operate low fare domestic services within New Zealand offering five future route options between Auckland*, Christchurch*, Wellington* and Queenstown* with its modern A320 fleet.

In response to feedback gained from engagement with New Zealand business and tourism industry representatives, Jetstar has introduced a number of retimed services into its domestic NZ* schedule to better fit into the business work day for customers on specific routes.

The new Jetstar domestic New Zealand* flying schedule effective 24 June 2009 will continue to offer a now published 84 weekly return frequencies but achieve improved flight departure/arrival times to better support commercial, Government and tourist travel requirements.

Jetstar’s new domestic New Zealand* schedule, published from 1 April 2009 and effective from 24 June 2009 has incorporated:

  • Adjustment of first departing daily service between Auckland-Christchurch* (previous 0620am to a new departure time 0645am) and Auckland-Wellington* (previous 0600am to a new departure time 0710am) as well as a retimed Wellington-Auckland* first daily departure;
  • Introduction of a second morning peak departure from Auckland* to Christchurch* at 0750am and maintenance of an early morning Christchurch-Auckland* flight departure (0600am).
  • Improved spread of three times daily return flight services on the Auckland-Wellington* route with final Auckland* departure (reverting from existing 805pm to 510pm) and final Wellington* departure (moved forward from 935pm to 640pm) to better support business and leisure travel options between both cities;
  • More even spread of daylight frequencies on the Auckland-Christchurch* route and maintenance of morning peak period departures and arrivals from both ends of the route which will operate 6 times daily;
  • Slightly revised daily departure times from Auckland* and Christchurch* into Queenstown*, while maintaining similar a Queenstown-Christchurch* departure time, and also a similar Queenstown-Auckland* departure time to meet Qantas Group international flight connections.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said the schedule modifications were in direct response to market demand and stakeholder feedback for more business-friendly flight arrival and departure options as part of the carrier’s recent high profile network unveiling of low fare flights within New Zealand.

“We have been listening closely to the market in order to ensure we provide the right balance of every day low fare services and a cost effective delivery of our flight schedule that best fits the needs of existing and future customers,” Mr Buchanan said.

“Our consultation with both the corporate sector and the wider tourism industry has found a pathway forward to better support access to low fares but a better flight times, in particular on the Auckland-Wellington* and Auckland-Christchurch* routes, which supports greater volumes of business customers.

“Jetstar is an increasingly preferred airline for affordable business travel within Australia and into Asia.

2 “In the domestic New Zealand* market we will offer a choice of convenient check-in options including Self Service Kiosks and Web Check-in via Jetstar.com and eligible flyers will have access to Qantas Club lounges in Auckland*, Christchurch* and Wellington* prior to and during travel.

“Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn Status Credits on all Jetstar fare products for our future domestic New Zealand* flights as well as Points and Status Credits when travelling on JetFlex fares within New Zealand, whilst also choosing to use their points for flight awards on Jetstar services.

“Jetstar also offers greater choice for customers in how they fly with innovative and diverse product offerings, such as Extra Leg Room seats and JetSaver Light fares, based on the premise of offering our passengers the opportunity to choose what is most important to them.”

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can also choose to use their points for flight awards on Jetstar services in two ways; via Qantas and Partner Classic Awards or Jetstar Any Seat Awards.

Passengers pre-booked on future domestic New Zealand* services from 24 June 2009 with a departure/arrival change will be contacted directly by Jetstar or Qantas.

Jetstar backs its every day low fares commitment to customers with a Price Beat Guarantee, which means when booking on Jetstar at a similar date or time we will beat any competitor by 10 per cent.

*Subject to regulatory approval

Jetstar Domestic New Zealand* Schedule - Revised

EFFECTIVE 24 JUNE 2009

Route

Flight #

Dep Time

Arr Time

Aircraft

Frequency

Auckland - Christchurch

JQ245

0645

0805

320

Daily

JQ247

0750

0910

320

Daily

JQ249

1010

1130

320

Daily

JQ251

1140

1300

320

Daily

JQ255

1820

1940

320

Daily

JQ257

2020

2140

320

Daily

Christchurch - Auckland

JQ244

0600

0720

320

Daily

JQ246

0900

1110

320

Daily

JQ250

1200

1320

320

Daily

JQ254

1630

1750

320

Daily

JQ256

2010

2130

320

Daily

JQ258

2210

2330

320

Daily

Auckland - Wellington

JQ263

0710

0810

320

Daily

JQ265

1410

1510

320

Daily

JQ267

1710

1810

320

Daily

Wellington - Auckland

JQ262

0840

0940

320

Daily

JQ264

1540

1640

320

Daily

JQ266

1840

1940

320

Daily

Auckland Queenstown

JQ279

1240

1430

320

Daily

Queenstown Auckland 

JQ278

0955

1145

320

Daily

Christchurch Wellington 

JQ268

1330

1415

320

Daily

Wellington Christchurch

JQ269

1445

1530

320

Daily

Christchurch Queenstown

JQ277

0835

0925

320

Daily

Queenstown Christchurch

JQ276

1500

1550

320

Daily

 

Note: Subject to Regulatory Approvals

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.

It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand; Jetstar Asia in Singapore; Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.

Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.

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