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Australia's Jetstar to resume domestic New Zealand ops

Australia's Jetstar to resume domestic New Zealand ops

Old Jun 10, 20, 7:06 am
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Australia's Jetstar to resume domestic New Zealand ops

Jetstar Airways (JQ, Melbourne Tullamarine) has announced it will resume domestic services in New Zealand on July 1, initially plying around 60% of its normal schedule within the country.

The Australian low-cost carrier, a subsidiary of Qantas Group, will use A320-200s to fly from Auckland Int'l to Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington, and from Wellington to Christchurch and Queenstown.

Following a round of lockdowns, New Zealand was officially declared COVID-free on June 8, after recording no new cases for more than two weeks and with no active known cases.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...ew-zealand-ops
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Old Jul 30, 20, 3:31 pm
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12352484
JQ(New Zealand) Operations back to 90% from August 2020

Jetstar has confirmed that from August its New Zealand domestic operations are now back to 90% of pre COVID-19 levels.
Demand for New Zealand Domestic services has been much higher than expected.

• Auckland to Christchurch (30 weekly return flights, up from 24 in July)
• Auckland to Dunedin (7 return weekly flights, up from 3 in July)
• Auckland to Wellington (27 return weekly flights)
• Auckland to Queenstown (19 return weekly flights, up from 14 in July)
• Christchurch to Wellington (14 return weekly flights, up from 7 in July)
• Wellington – Queenstown (7 return weekly flights, up from 0 in July)
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Old Jul 30, 20, 11:50 pm
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Can we borrow Jacinda?
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Old Aug 14, 20, 1:01 pm
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All JQ flights in NZ are suspended for 19 August to 26 August 2020.
https://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/travel...0New%20Zealand
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Old Aug 16, 20, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jrfsp320 View Post
Can we borrow Jacinda?
Still want to? I think New Zealand would be happy to give you an loan

Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
All JQ flights in NZ are suspended for 19 August to 26 August 2020.
https://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/travel...0New%20Zealand
I had some JQ flights cancel over the weekend, Due Level 3. I was amazed about how well JQ handled it, they provided me with an credit note on the same day and text with options to choose from.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 2:16 am
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JQ domestic flights in NZ resume from Thursday 17 September 2020. Initially limited schedule but ramps up over the next several weeks. I wonder how many people will be wary about booking with JQ given their past "flightiness" with respect to flying under alert level 2, and the possibility that alert levels can be increased with little notice?
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Old Sep 15, 20, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
JQ domestic flights in NZ resume from Thursday 17 September 2020. Initially limited schedule but ramps up over the next several weeks. I wonder how many people will be wary about booking with JQ given their past "flightiness" with respect to flying under alert level 2, and the possibility that alert levels can be increased with little notice?
I think they might be ok now that the New Zealand government has said that no longer require social distancing on aircraft. They maybe helped by the fact that NZ was so expensive when having to do social distancing. Although the 160,000 seats that NZ sold this week for under $50 wouldn’t be helping JQ out.

Will be interesting to see how it goes for the December // January period and if they look and sending some a321s to New Zealand.
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