Jetstar creates 100 new jobs
Jetstar’s new flights to regional destinations in New Zealand from December this year, are expected to create 100 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and ground crew. The services are expected to operate to at least four regional destinations initially, with some of those under consideration being Hamilton, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill. Prime Minister John Key, speaking at the recent announcement in Auckland, said: “We welcomed three million overseas tourists to the country over the past year. This new capacity into the regions will allow international tourists to travel around the country more cheaply. It will also allow more New Zealanders to travel around and visit family and friends.” Jetstar parent company Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said fares for the new destinations will go on sale in September this year.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce, Prime minister John Key and Jetstar chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka.