Jetstar now has 6 regional ports on its services, Auckland through which all but one of the services fly, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Wellington.
AKL-NSN services debuted on 01-December-2016 as did AKL-NPE while today 01-February-2016 saw the launch of the remaining services AKL-NPL*, AKL-PMR* & WLG-NSN.
* Full AKL-NPE & AKL-PMR services will start in March, JQ is running reduced services in February
|VH-TQD in New Plymouth - photo via stuff.co.nz (Charlotte Curd/Fairfax Media)|
The regional JQ fleet in NZ sits at 5 with QantasLink subsidiary Eastern Australia Airlines operating the following Q300s VH-TQD, VH-TQK, VH-TQL, VH-TQM & VH-SBI on behalf of JQ.
Here is a run down of the fleet arrivals into NZ and their first flights
VH-TQD positioned BNE-NLK-AKL 15-January-2016 and entered service as JQ355 AKL-NPE on 19-January-2016
VH-TQK positioned BNE-NLK-AKL 25-January-2016 and entered service as JQ375 AKL-NSN on 26-January -2016 and flew the inaugural JQ365 AKL-PMR today 01-February-2016
VH-TQL positioned BNE-NLK-AKL 23-November-2015 and entered service as JQ355 AKL-NPE on 01-December-2015
VH-TQM positioned BNE-NLK-AKL 06-November-2015 and entered service as JQ371 on 02-December-2015 and flew the inaugural JQ391 NSN-WLG today 01-February-2016
VH-SBI positioned BNE-NLK-AKL 21-November-2015 and entered service as JQ350 NPE-AKL on 01-December-2015 and flew the inaugural JQ361 AKL-NPL today 01-February-2016
With the launch of todays services JQ will fly 129 weekly services 27 each on the AKL routes with 21 on NSN-WLG
Read the story from the first New Plymouth arrival via stuff HERE or the Jetstar press release HERE