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Jetstar celebrates five million domestic New Zealand passengers

5-Apr-2013 11:12 AM

Jetstar celebrated (05-Apr-2013) flying 5 million passengers around New Zealand since launching domestic operations in 2009. The first domestic flight from Auckland to Wellington took off in Jun-2009 and the airline has since operated over 35,000 flights across its five domestic destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. In the nearly four years since domestic services began Jetstar’s local workforce has grown to over 500. Jetstar CEO Australia and New Zealand David Hall said: “We entered the domestic market with a commitment to offer greater choice and consistently lower fares for Kiwis. It’s a significant achievement to have flown five million passengers in just under four years and we want to thank all the New Zealanders who have helped us to reach this milestone". Mr Hall said since domestic flights began Jetstar had sold nearly one million seats for NZAD50 (USD42) or less, grown its New Zealand fleet to nine aircraft, and increased domestic services to over 140 weekly services between its five destinations. New Zealand’s busiest Jetstar destination is Auckland with over 2.1 million domestic passengers since services started. Christchurch is second busiest with 1.3 million domestic passengers while one million passengers have flown on the airline’s services to and from Wellington. [more - original PR - Jetstar] [more - original PR - Wellington Airport] [more - original PR - Christchurch Airport]