15 August 2020

Jetstar Self-Isolates

Low cost carrier Jetstar will suspend all flying in New Zealand from Tuesday until August 26 at the earliest. A spokesman for the Qantas-owned airline said the decision was made following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Friday evening announcement that Auckland would remain in alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand in alert level 2 until August 26. The restrictions are being extended to allow authorities to get on top of a resurgence of Covid-19 in the community, following an outbreak centred around a cool store facility in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington. A Jetstar travel alert said during the raised alert levels travel restrictions would vary across the country and as a result, it had temporarily suspended all domestic flights from Tuesday 11.59 pm, until at least the end of Wednesday, August 26. ”Once restrictions lift, we have the ability to resume flying quickly and look forward to returning to the skies as soon as possible.” Customers with Jetstar bookings to fly between Tuesday 11.59 pm and August 26 will be contacted directly to explain available options, which include moving their date of travel forward to return home on any available flight on or before August 18 at no additional cost, or request a credit voucher refund. Customers booked to fly before Tuesday 11.59 pm who no longer wished to travel, were eligible to request a credit voucher or move travel plans to any available flight up to September 11 at no additional cost. From Tuesday Air New Zealand will operate a reduced domestic schedule to and from Auckland to allow for essential travel. The rest of the Air New Zealand’s domestic network would operate as normal under Level 2, with physical distancing in place. Jetstar's New Zealand domestic schedule from August had originally included:
Auckland to Christchurch (30 weekly return flights)
Auckland to Dunedin (seven weekly return flights)
Auckland to Wellington (27 weekly return flights)
Auckland to Queenstown (19 weekly return flights)
Christchurch to Wellington (14 weekly return flights)
Wellington to Queenstown (7 weekly return flights)

Source : https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122330172/coronavirus-jetstar-suspending-new-zealand-services-from-tuesday-midnight

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting how Jetstar runs off and hides when the going gets tough. Unlike Air New Zealand, which at least provides some sort of service to the people of NZ.