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Jetstar has announced major expansion in New Zealand launching two new trans-Tasman routes

Jetstar will launch two new flight across the Tasman, Auckland to Sunshine Coast and Christchurch to Cairns with tickets going on sale today.

Jetstar has announced a significant expansion of its operations in New Zealand by launching two new trans Tasman route as it marks 15 years of operations into New Zealand.

The first stage of its expansion includes the launch of new flights between Christchurch
and Cairns, and Auckland and the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore), with tickets going
on sale at 12pm NZST today.

Jetstar Airbus A320
Jetstar Airbus A320

The airline has also announced it will increase capacity on key domestic routes, starting with Christchurch to Auckland and Auckland to Wellington. It’s also planning to further grow its NZ domestic operations in the next 12 months. To support the growth in flying, Jetstar will base an additional aircraft in Christchurch
from December, bringing its New Zealand fleet to eight Airbus A320 aircraft. It’s the first
time Jetstar has expanded its fleet in New Zealand in more than 10 years.

Queensland Tourism Minister and State Member for Cairns Michael Healy said: “We’re excited to see yet another international service booked for Cairns with a three-year commitment by Jetstar for three weekly services from Christchurch to Cairns, starting in April 2025. “Sunshine Coast Airport will also benefit from three weekly Jetstar services arriving from Auckland starting in December 2024.

Christchurch to Cairns* From 1 April 2025
Flight Frequency From To Depart Arrive
JQ135 Tue, Thu CNS CHC 22:55 06:50#
JQ136 Wed, Fri CHC CNS 08:05# 10:40

Auckland to Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)* From 13 December 2024*
Flight Frequency From To Depart Arrive
JQ176 Tue, Fri, Sun AKL MCY 6:15 06:45
JQ175 Tue, Fri, Sun MCY AKL 08:00 14:10

Bookings commences at 12PM on Jetstar

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