Air NZ fills Jet­star gap

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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.

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