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30 Mar 2015
Jetstar’s inaugural flight to Melbourne on Monday 30 March is the second of the airline’s low cost, trans-Tasman connections to Wellington. The Gold Coast route has been in high demand since its launch in December and the first-day flights to and from Melbourne were full.
“Jetstar’s Melbourne route will provide greater options and low cost fares for residents in central New Zealand and increase visitors across the Tasman to Wellington,” said Steve Sanderson, Wellington Airport Chief Executive.
“Melbourne is Wellington’s fastest growing and now most competitive route. It has extensive onward connections throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. The stronger link with Melbourne’s four million residents and two cities renowned for their events will be great for travellers
The market between Wellington and Melbourne has been growing at 6% per annum over the last 8 years. The new service will add 75,000 seats to Wellington’s international market, on top of the 56,000 from Jetstar’s Gold Coast route which commenced in December.
Steve Sanderson said, “the launch of Jetstar’s trans-Tasman services is testament to the work of the airport’s development team, our relationship with the airline and the market opportunity that Wellington presents.”
Jetstar will operate four flights a week with the first Wellington-Melbourne service starting today. Book now at www.jetstar.com
Issued by: Wellington International Airport Limited