Today Jetstar announced a new route will commence between Wellington and Dunedin from 28 October 2015.
“Jetstar have listened to the market and this is a popular route for business, students, and leisure travellers. It will provide more choice and better prices for those wanting to travel direct between the lower North Island and Otago,” said Steve Sanderson, Wellington Airport’s Chief Executive.
“The new service will add 56,000 seats to Wellington’s domestic market and provide onward connections to Australia. Having Jetstar on 6 domestic routes in New Zealand with regional routes commencing later in the year will be hugely beneficial for central New Zealand. It was a pleasure to work with Jetstar in analysing the viability of the route and successfully add this new service,” said Mr. Sanderson.
To celebrate the launch of the route, Wellington Airport will be launching a social media competition within the next few weeks to win 20 return tickets from Dunedin to Wellington
The new service will offer low fares and operate three times a week on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing Wellington at 11.10am with a return service departing Dunedin at 12.55pm.
Jetstar recently launched Gold Coast and Melbourne routes out of Wellington which added 130,000 seats to Wellington’s international market.