CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT WELCOMES EXTRA JETSTAR FLIGHTS
Christchurch Airport has welcomed news Jetstar is about to add
flights between Christchurch and Auckland.
CEO Jim Boult says the five extra weekly peak-time flights will
begin in September, in response to demand.
"The weekday demand between Christchurch and Auckland is very
high at the moment, partially because of the rebuild of the city,
so we are delighted to see Jetstar respond in this way," says Mr
"We have been talking to the airline for some time to identify
opportunities to fill out its schedule, so this is a great example
of an airline meeting the consumer demand," he says. "It is
excellent news for Christchurch."
Jetstar's announcement of the extra flights coincides with its
realigning its schedule to have services where they are most
required and so meet its own on-time service performance
Mr Boult says the focus on performance and extra services will
help reassure business travellers in particular that they can build
their business timetables around flight schedules.
"The upcoming additional flights from Christchurch reinforce
Jetstar's extra services late last year between the main centres,"
says Mr Boult. "They clearly have been a success, because already
more are needed between Christchurch and Auckland. "