Auckland,
01
July
2020
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01:07
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar returns to the skies in New Zealand

The airline saw strong demand for domestic services

After three months Jetstar returns to the skies in New Zealand, with strong demand for the airline’s low-fares services.

More than 2,000 customers are set to board flights today, with Jetstar helping to reunite loved ones and boost local tourism.

The resumption of services will see Jetstar initially flying 75 return flights per week to five destinations in New Zealand; Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, returning to approximately 60 per cent of its normal domestic schedule.

Jetstar will have a range of Fly Well measures to ensure a safe environment at airports and onboard aircraft, giving customers extra peace of mind. This includes contactless check-in, enhanced cleaning, and masks and sanitising wipes available to customers.

COMMENTS FROM JETSTAR GROUP CEO, GARETH EVANS

“We know there is a lot of pent up demand for air travel in New Zealand and we’ve seen a strong response from customers snapping up our low fares, booking and planning flights for the weeks and months ahead.

“Our return to the skies will get more people out into communities that rely on tourism and bring a much-needed boost to local businesses. It also means more of our New Zealand team members are back at work, which is great news.

“In addition to the measures we already have in place, such as extra cleaning and hospital-grade HEPA filters onboard, customers will notice a number of differences when they fly, such as masks and sanitising wipes, to provide extra peace of mind.

“We’re really excited to be back in the sky in New Zealand and we look forward to welcoming customers on board.”

Jetstar’s July New Zealand domestic schedule is:

  • Auckland to Christchurch (24 weekly return flights)
  • Auckland to Dunedin (3 return weekly flights)
  • Auckland to Wellington (27 return weekly flights)
  • Auckland to Queenstown (14 return weekly flights)
  • Christchurch to Wellington (7 return weekly flights)