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Jetstar heading to the Cook Islands

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 7, 2015
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)

Jetstar is expanding its international network from New Zealand beyond trans-Tasman routes with new flights to the Cook Islands starting in March 2016.

The three times a week service between Auckland and Rarotonga will be operated by Airbus A320s and is Jetstar’s first non-Australian international destination from NZ since it dropped direct Auckland-Singapore services in July 2014.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier says the flights will originate from Sydney or Melbourne and it will offer formal connections from Australian-originating passengers, as well as those departing from its NZ domestic ports.

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Jetstar head of New Zealand Grant Kerr says the airline will be the first new entrant on the Auckland-Rarotonga route, which is currently served by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, in more than 10 years.

“Whenever Jetstar enters a market our low fares help to grow that market,” Kerr said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We expect our new flights to Rarotonga will significantly lift passenger numbers from both New Zealand and Australia, delivering substantial benefits to Cook Islands tourism.”

The flights represent about 25,000 seats a year and would help boost tourism, Cook Islands Tourism general manager Graeme West said.

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“Tourism contributes 60 percent of GDP in the Cook Islands so the new services will provide a major boost to the country’s economy,” West said.

“Rarotonga welcomes more than 82,000 visitors from New Zealand each year and the additional Jetstar capacity from March 2016 will allow the market to grow even more.

The Cook Island is Jetstar’s second Pacific Islands destination. It also flies to Nadi, Fiji from Sydney and the Gold Coast.

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4 Comments

  • Salesh

    says:

    I think JQ flies out of Gold Coast to Nadi and not BNE.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Indeed it does. Thanks Salesh, the story has been updated.

  • Tyron

    says:

    Also pretty sure AKL-SIN was Jetstars first non-Australian International route from NZ… Even if it no longer exists…

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Thanks Tyron,
      Indeed Jetstar dropped Auckland-Singapore in July 2014. The story has been updated.

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Jetstar heading to the Cook Islands

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 7, 2015
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)

Jetstar is expanding its international network from New Zealand beyond trans-Tasman routes with new flights to the Cook Islands starting in March 2016.

The three times a week service between Auckland and Rarotonga will be operated by Airbus A320s and is Jetstar’s first non-Australian international destination from NZ since it dropped direct Auckland-Singapore services in July 2014.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier says the flights will originate from Sydney or Melbourne and it will offer formal connections from Australian-originating passengers, as well as those departing from its NZ domestic ports.

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Jetstar head of New Zealand Grant Kerr says the airline will be the first new entrant on the Auckland-Rarotonga route, which is currently served by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, in more than 10 years.

“Whenever Jetstar enters a market our low fares help to grow that market,” Kerr said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We expect our new flights to Rarotonga will significantly lift passenger numbers from both New Zealand and Australia, delivering substantial benefits to Cook Islands tourism.”

The flights represent about 25,000 seats a year and would help boost tourism, Cook Islands Tourism general manager Graeme West said.

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“Tourism contributes 60 percent of GDP in the Cook Islands so the new services will provide a major boost to the country’s economy,” West said.

“Rarotonga welcomes more than 82,000 visitors from New Zealand each year and the additional Jetstar capacity from March 2016 will allow the market to grow even more.

The Cook Island is Jetstar’s second Pacific Islands destination. It also flies to Nadi, Fiji from Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

4 Comments

  • Salesh

    says:

    I think JQ flies out of Gold Coast to Nadi and not BNE.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Indeed it does. Thanks Salesh, the story has been updated.

  • Tyron

    says:

    Also pretty sure AKL-SIN was Jetstars first non-Australian International route from NZ… Even if it no longer exists…

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Thanks Tyron,
      Indeed Jetstar dropped Auckland-Singapore in July 2014. The story has been updated.

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Jetstar heading to the Cook Islands

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 7, 2015
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)

Jetstar is expanding its international network from New Zealand beyond trans-Tasman routes with new flights to the Cook Islands starting in March 2016.

The three times a week service between Auckland and Rarotonga will be operated by Airbus A320s and is Jetstar’s first non-Australian international destination from NZ since it dropped direct Auckland-Singapore services in July 2014.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier says the flights will originate from Sydney or Melbourne and it will offer formal connections from Australian-originating passengers, as well as those departing from its NZ domestic ports.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Jetstar head of New Zealand Grant Kerr says the airline will be the first new entrant on the Auckland-Rarotonga route, which is currently served by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, in more than 10 years.

“Whenever Jetstar enters a market our low fares help to grow that market,” Kerr said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We expect our new flights to Rarotonga will significantly lift passenger numbers from both New Zealand and Australia, delivering substantial benefits to Cook Islands tourism.”

The flights represent about 25,000 seats a year and would help boost tourism, Cook Islands Tourism general manager Graeme West said.

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“Tourism contributes 60 percent of GDP in the Cook Islands so the new services will provide a major boost to the country’s economy,” West said.

“Rarotonga welcomes more than 82,000 visitors from New Zealand each year and the additional Jetstar capacity from March 2016 will allow the market to grow even more.

The Cook Island is Jetstar’s second Pacific Islands destination. It also flies to Nadi, Fiji from Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

4 Comments

  • Salesh

    says:

    I think JQ flies out of Gold Coast to Nadi and not BNE.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Indeed it does. Thanks Salesh, the story has been updated.

  • Tyron

    says:

    Also pretty sure AKL-SIN was Jetstars first non-Australian International route from NZ… Even if it no longer exists…

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Thanks Tyron,
      Indeed Jetstar dropped Auckland-Singapore in July 2014. The story has been updated.

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Jetstar heading to the Cook Islands

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 7, 2015
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)
A Jetstar Airbus A320 (Rob Finlayson)

Jetstar is expanding its international network from New Zealand beyond trans-Tasman routes with new flights to the Cook Islands starting in March 2016.

The three times a week service between Auckland and Rarotonga will be operated by Airbus A320s and is Jetstar’s first non-Australian international destination from NZ since it dropped direct Auckland-Singapore services in July 2014.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier says the flights will originate from Sydney or Melbourne and it will offer formal connections from Australian-originating passengers, as well as those departing from its NZ domestic ports.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Jetstar head of New Zealand Grant Kerr says the airline will be the first new entrant on the Auckland-Rarotonga route, which is currently served by Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, in more than 10 years.

“Whenever Jetstar enters a market our low fares help to grow that market,” Kerr said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We expect our new flights to Rarotonga will significantly lift passenger numbers from both New Zealand and Australia, delivering substantial benefits to Cook Islands tourism.”

The flights represent about 25,000 seats a year and would help boost tourism, Cook Islands Tourism general manager Graeme West said.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“Tourism contributes 60 percent of GDP in the Cook Islands so the new services will provide a major boost to the country’s economy,” West said.

“Rarotonga welcomes more than 82,000 visitors from New Zealand each year and the additional Jetstar capacity from March 2016 will allow the market to grow even more.

The Cook Island is Jetstar’s second Pacific Islands destination. It also flies to Nadi, Fiji from Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

4 Comments

  • Salesh

    says:

    I think JQ flies out of Gold Coast to Nadi and not BNE.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Indeed it does. Thanks Salesh, the story has been updated.

  • Tyron

    says:

    Also pretty sure AKL-SIN was Jetstars first non-Australian International route from NZ… Even if it no longer exists…

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Thanks Tyron,
      Indeed Jetstar dropped Auckland-Singapore in July 2014. The story has been updated.

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