Orange balloon towers are in place in the Jetstar area of
Christchurch Airport this week as part of a week-long celebration
of the airline's fifth birthday.
The airline has been operating domestic services into and out of
Christchurch since June 2009 and now carries more than 827,000
passengers up and down the country each year.
Airport General Manager of Aeronautical Business Development,
Matthew Findlay, says Jetstar is a crucial airline partner.
"Jetstar accounts for a third of the capacity between
Christchurch and Auckland and a quarter of the capacity between
Christchurch and Wellington," says Mr Findlay.
"Since the time the airline started domestic services, it has
steadily grown load factors to a high level, which shows its
service is gaining traction and becoming a popular choice for
"Clearly one of the factors travellers appreciate is Jetstar's
on-time performance, which the airline quite rightly prides itself
Mr Findlay says the birthday is a cause for celebration for all
"We congratulate Jetstar on its fifth birthday and look forward
to celebrating many more," he says.
Jetstar offers 12 daily flights between Christchurch and
Auckland and four daily flights between Christchurch and