Aviation Sector

Pacific Blue Airlines considering operating jet services

Pacific Blue Airlines

In order to break Air New Zealand’s monopoly in the sector, Christchurch-based Pacific Blue Airlines is mulling operating jet services on New Zealand regional routes.

$1 air fare offered by budget Airline Jetstar

$1 air fare offered by budget Airline Jetstar

Australian budget airline, Jetstar, in a bid to expand into the New Zealand market sold 30,000 $1 fares, one way on all the domestic routes between Auckland, Christchruch, Wellington and Queenstown, within three hours and had an overwhelming response in New Zealand and Australia.

These special web fares are available for the travel from July 22 to September 22, subject to the availability of seats on selected days and flights, excluding the public and school holidays.

Air NZ launches Masterton to Auckland service

Air NZ launches Masterton to Auckland service

On Monday the first commercial flight out of Masterton in almost 10 years left at 7.05 am.

The service has been commenced by An Air New Zealand subsidiary, Eagle Air on six days a week to Auckland. Hood aerodrome underwent an upgrade costing $1.2 million.

It should be noted here that it is the time when Air New Zealand is scaling back operations in some other centers and the new route is starting.

Eagle Air says, "There is demand for the service and the indications are that it will be well supported."

Jetstar tipped to move into domestic market

Jetstar tipped to move into domestic market

Since the Qantas kangaroo's budget subsidiary Jetstar has tipped to move into the New Zealand domestic market, it seems that the former might soon disappear from New Zealand skies.

Jetstar that already flies Trans-Tasman from Christchurch will soon commence the same service from Auckland. Now the domestic market would also be tackled by it.

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