Jetstar Officially Axes Regional Q300 New Zealand Services

In totally unsurprising news, Jetstar has confirmed today that is withdrawing from regional operations in New Zealand at the end of November 2019.

Today’s confirmation follows a shoutout from Jetstar a few weeks ago that they were “proposing” to axe regional operations. Always good to get people ready for bad news I reckon.

Jetstar gives it reasons as continual losses on their regional services, higher operating costs, and a softening of regional travel demand.

It is worth noting that today’s new only affects regional Jetstar flights operated by Dash 8-300s. It does not affect Jetstar’s mainline domestic jet operations in New Zealand. Jetstar’s media release today notes that they will still continue to operate up to 270 jet services a week between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Dunedin.

The Q300 routes set to end at Auckland-Palmerston North, Auckland-Nelson, Auckland-Napier, Auckland-New Plymouth and Wellington-Nelson.

The airline notes all its staff who wished to stay on have been redeployed and is offering full refunds to passengers booked on flights after 30 November, 2019.


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