Jetstar has announced today it will resume domestic services in New Zealand from 17 September. The decision comes after it was confirmed that on-board social distancing restrictions will be eased, allowing airlines to utilise the middle seat.
After a four-week suspension, the airline will resume up to 75 flights on six domestic routes, approximately 60 percent of its pre-COVID schedule.
In keeping with government requirements, masks will be mandatory on all services, with Jetstar’s Fly Well packs, which include masks and sanitising wipes, available at the gate and on board.
Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans, thanked customers for their patience and support over the past few weeks.
“We’re really pleased to get our planes and our people back in the sky, right in time for school holidays so we can help reconnect family and friends across the country,” Mr Evans said.
“We also know that our low fares services help to bring more people to the communities we fly to – boosting local economies and creating jobs – which is vital after what has been a tough period for many small businesses and towns.
“New Zealanders love to explore their own back yard – the bounce back in demand following our previous suspension was really strong. We know Kiwis are excited about getting back in the air to visit loved ones or discover a new part of this incredible country.”