Air New Zealand ramps up regional services

Air New Zealand is adding additional capacity to some of its regional routes in December following Jetstar's withdrawal of its regional services.
24 October 2019

The airline will operate an additional 253 one-way flights in December on services it operates between Auckland and Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson and Palmerston North, as well as between Nelson and Wellington. 

The number of additional flights and seats on each route for December 2019 are as follows:

Route 

Auckland - Napier 

Seats 

3,120 

Number of extra flights 

48 


Route 

Auckland - New Plymouth

Seats 

2,404

Number of extra flights 

38


Route 

Auckland - Nelson

Seats 

3,940

Number of extra flights 

59


Route 

Auckland - Palmerston North

Seats 

3,120

Number of extra flights 

48


Route 

Wellington - Nelson

Seats 

3,072

Number of extra flights 

60


Route 

Total

Seats 

15,656

Number of extra flights 

253


Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says the airline has been looking at ways to help support the routes affected by Jetstar's withdrawal.

"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.

"These additional services during the month of December reflect an increase of more than 15,500 extra seats to and from regional New Zealand. We are also continuing to look at additional capacity on our regional services post December."

Air New Zealand is also assisting affected Jetstar customers who have refunded their Jetstar flight with a special fare. Eligible customers can email  jqsupport@airnz.co.nz with proof of their affected Jetstar ticket.

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Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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