Strong demand sees Jetstar domestic flights back to 90 per cent in New Zealand
- More than 100 return weekly flights across six routes from August
- Represents around 90 per cent of normal domestic schedule, up from 60 per cent in July
- Wellington to Queenstown flights resume
Jetstar will resume 90 per cent of its normal domestic schedule in New Zealand from August, with travel demand exceeding expectations in the first month since Jetstar flights resumed.
The increased schedule will see Jetstar flying more than 100 return flights per week across six domestic routes, including the resumption of services between Wellington and Queenstown catching the peak of the winter season.
Jetstar plans to continue operating at 90 per cent capacity until at least the end of October and will closely monitor demand to determine the schedule from November onwards.
Customers with bookings on the remaining 10 per cent of flights until the end of October have been contacted and offered an alternative same day flight.
REGULAR SALE FARES
Since resuming flying in last month, Jetstar has offered regular sales through its New Zealand Friday Fare Frenzy which have been popular with customers.
With fares from as low as $34*, today's Friday Fare Frenzy will go live at midday (NZST) and have more than 6000 seats on sale to destinations across the domestic network, including:
- Auckland to Wellington from $36 one way
- Auckland to Christchurch from $39 one way
- Christchurch to Wellington from $34 one way
- Auckland to Dunedin from $55 one way
Customers can sign up to Jetmail to ensure they never miss a sale.
COMMENTS FROM JETSTAR GROUP CEO GARETH EVANS
"We've seen a great response from customers, with bookings exceeding our expectations in the first month since we resumed domestic flights in New Zealand.
"It's no secret that New Zealanders love to travel, and demand for our low fares to popular leisure destinations, such as Queenstown and Dunedin, have been really strong. We have also seen an increase in the number of customers flying for business, specifically between Auckland and Wellington.
"While many other countries are operating a limited domestic network due to COVID-related restrictions, it's exciting to see the local tourism market in New Zealand going from strength to strength.
"We're really pleased to help bring more tourists to New Zealand's regional areas to support local businesses and it's great to have more of our people flying.
"We'll continue to monitor our network and add more flights in the coming months where there is demand."
Jetstar's New Zealand domestic schedule from August includes:
- Auckland to Christchurch (30 weekly return flights, up from 24 in July)
- Auckland to Dunedin (7 return weekly flights, up from 3 in July)
- Auckland to Wellington (27 return weekly flights)
- Auckland to Queenstown (19 return weekly flights, up from 14 in July)
- Christchurch to Wellington (14 return weekly flights, up from 7 in July)
- Wellington to Queenstown (7 return weekly flights, up from 0 in July)