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.


  1. This is good news :-) Although the departure time from Melbourne would make me consider another date or airline, rather than opting for that time. I had read somewhere that Fiji will be operating the A330 on the Wellington runs. Lucky Wellington I say !! It is an amazing livery in that size. I just wish the 747-400s could have lasted long enough to wear that livery. Wellington deserves both the new flights, it is a fantastic city that more people should discover ! Good on ya Wellington :-)

  2. JetStar seem to be mounting some form off assault on Air NZ. Will be intersting to see how or if Air NZ respond. My guess is they wont as they seem so focused on AKL. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them exit the WLG-MEL route and leave it to QF and JQ or possibly see VA take over with a code share arrangement? Rumour has it that JQ will be going to a daily WLG-OOL service over the peak winter season. Not a bad move considering most Kiwi's are Gold Coast bound and don't want to go to BNE.