Jetstar to add more domestic flights
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:15a.m.
Low cost airline Jetstar is adding more services between New Zealand's three biggest cities but is cutting some flights out of Christchurch.
The Qantas subsidiary will add a ninth Airbus A320 in November to boost the number of flights between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and add to the number of flights it operates to Queenstown from Australia.
But it is cutting its five flights a week between Christchurch and Queenstown and is dropping one flight a week between Christchurch and the Gold Coast and Melbourne.
Jetstar's Australia and New Zealand head David Hall says 50 new jobs will be created.
He said demand had driven the move to double the number of flights between Auckland and Wellington and increase the number of flights between those cities and Christchurch.
It was dropping flights from New Zealand's second biggest city because passengers were now flying direct to Queenstown.
Up to 20 more weekly return flights will operate between the capital and Auckland, while up to seven more return flights between Christchurch to Auckland and Wellington will be added.
An extra flight a week linking Queenstown with Sydney and Melbourne will be included on its timetable.
The timetable changes take effect on November 15.
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