Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Jetstar ramps up Tasman winter flights to Queenstown

Jetstar ramps up Tasman winter flights to Queenstown

• Jetstar adds 15,000 extra seats between Australia and Queenstown

• Melbourne-Queenstown daily and Sydney-Queenstown 5 per week in July/August

• Further growth for New Zealand’s tourism industry

Jetstar has added 15,000 extra international seats between Australia and Queenstown this winter as it continues to support New Zealand’s tourism growth.

The airline has ramped up its winter schedule into the southern ski capital from Australia’s two biggest cities with a big jump in flights from Melbourne and Sydney during July and August.

Grant Kerr, Jetstar Head of New Zealand, said Melbourne-Queenstown services would rise from four times a week to daily and Sydney-Queenstown from three to five per week.

“Over the nine weeks from the start of July to the end of August we’ve added a total of 44 extra return services from Australia with 26 from Melbourne and 18 from Sydney,” Mr Kerr said.

“That equates to an additional 15,000 seats in and out of Queenstown during winter.”

Jetstar said it had added the extra flights in response to strong demand out of Australia to visit

Queenstown at the height of the ski season.

“Queenstown has built a reputation as an iconic southern hemisphere winter playground and the extra services reflect Jetstar’s commitment to look for opportunities to help grow tourism in New Zealand,” said

“As Australasia’s largest low-cost leisure carrier Jetstar is uniquely placed to grow trans-Tasman tourism markets by stimulating demand through our all day, every day, low fares.”

In addition to its trans-Tasman services to Queenstown Jetstar also operates up to 16 domestic flights a week between Auckland and the resort destination.

The extra winter services will be operated by Jetstar’s fleet of 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft and will commence on Tuesday 1 July and end on Sunday 31 August:

• Melbourne-Queenstown: Daily. Additional services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

• Sydney-Queenstown: Five per week. Additional services on Tuesday and Sunday.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news