Jetstar is to start operating between Wellington and Queenstown for the first time since 2013.
The airline says it is providing travellers with a choice – Air New Zealand currently flies the route.
The airline will operate an Airbus A320 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, departing Wellington at 8:35am and returning from Queenstown at 10:25am, with flights commencing March 27 next year.
Jetstar Head of New Zealand Daniel Banens said Queenstown was a world-class destination and the airline was delighted to be back on the route.
“We’ve worked closely with Wellington and Queenstown airports to identify customer demand and we’re looking forward to providing a low fares option on the route ahead of the 2018 ski season,” Banens said.
“Queenstown is hugely popular with our customers and has experienced significant passenger growth over the past few years.
“We’re sure Wellingtonians will welcome having a choice of airline to the southern tourist resort and we also expect the service to be popular with Central Otago travellers visiting the capital for business or events.”
It will be Jetstar’s fifth domestic route from Wellington and second domestic route from Queenstown. The airline currently flies from Wellington to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson, and between Queenstown and Auckland.
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