Air NZ fills Jetstar gap
AIR New Zealand is ramping up its rural services this holiday season to fill the gap left by Jetstar’s plan to pull out of the sector (TD 16 Oct).
The carrier is adding capacity to some of its regional routes in Dec, operating an additional 253 one-way flights, making available 15,656 seats on services between Auckland and Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth and Palmerston North, as well as between Nelson and Wellington.
“Air services are extremely important for regional New Zealand, particularly over the busy holiday period, so we’re pleased to be able to step in and add capacity to the routes impacted,” said Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace.
“We are also continuing to look at additional capacity on our regional services post-Dec.”
AKL to NPE will see 3,120 extra seats and 48 extra flights, AKL to NSN 3,940 seats and 59 flights, AKL to NPL 2,404 seats and 38 flights, AKL to PMR 3,120 seats and 48 flights and WLG to NSN 3,072 seats and 60 flights.
Air New Zealand is still assisting affected Jetstar customers with a special fare, with eligible passengers encouraged to e-mail jqsup[email protected] with proof of their affected Jetstar ticket.