17 December 2014
A good month for Wellington International
Jetstar is adding flights between Wellington and Melbourne from March next year. The airline today announced it would introduce four flights a week from Wellington to Melbourne. The service would be Jetstar's second international offering from Wellington airport, more than doubling its international services to seven flights a week. The Melbourne route would fly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday using a 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Flights would depart Melbourne after midnight local time, and from Wellington at 7 in the morning. The new service would add 75,000 seats to Wellington's international market, on top of the 56,000 from Jetstar's Gold Coast route which commenced last week. Qantas, Jetstar's parent company, would not be reducing its own flights on the same route as a result. Earlier this week, Fiji Airways said it would operate the first year-round direct route between Wellington and Nadi.
Posted by Steve L at 2:13 PM