Christchurch Airport is congratulating Jetstar on achieving two
unique milestones this month, as the low fares airline celebrates
carrying 5 million domestic passengers across New Zealand and the
introduction of its 100th aircraft to its Asia Pacific
Jetstar has had a long and successful association with
Christchurch Airport, launching its first international services
from the city to four trans-Tasman destinations in 2006 and basing
crew and aircraft at the airport to support its growing domestic
Christchurch Airport General Manager Aeronautical Business
Development Matthew Findlay says Jetstar deserves to be commended
on its investment in developing a choice of services for the whole
region and its focus on stimulating growth for the travel
"Reaching a fleet of 100th aircraft underscores what
a significant operator Jetstar is across the whole Asia Pacific
region," says Matthew Findlay. "To grow from a domestic carrier to
a major brand recognised across the region in less than 10 years is
very significant - and testament to the hard work and dedication of
the whole Jetstar Group."
"In New Zealand, Jetstar has grown not only its share of the
market, but also created new demand in a highly competitive
industry - making air travel more accessible to more people."
Mr Findlay says the airline has been closely associated with
Christchurch since its New Zealand launch in 2006 and has been a
strong supporter of the South Island.
"Jetstar has provided more opportunity for visitors from across
the Asia Pacific region to come to the South Island, while also
promoting the South as an exciting destination in many of our key
"We're proud to have been the gateway for 1.3 million Jetstar
passengers on their domestic service and to have welcomed
many more across the Tasman from the airline's network of
Australian and international destinations."
"These are two well-deserved milestones, and we congratulate the
whole Group - and particularly our Christchurch-based team - on