Jetstar Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Jetstar story by: House of Travel Jetstar is a subsidiary of Qantas and is the regions largest low fares carrier. The operate domestic services in New Zealand and Australia, as well flights from New Zealand to Australia and the South Pacific. Further afield, Jetstar has operates regional services throughout Southeast Asia and Japan. The airline operates a modern fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft on a no frills basis, meaning the standard fare is seat only, and you can select other services you want such as luggage, food and entertainment when purchasing your ticket. Jetstar originally only serviced the main cities domestically, but recently introduced smaller planes to fly to smaller centres such as Napier and Nelson, bringing much needed competition to Air New Zealand. > View HOT Jetstar deals here THE ESSENTIALS Name: Jetstar Airways. Founded: 2003. Hub: Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo and Osaka. Rewards Program: Qantas Frequent Flyer. Partners: Strong cooperation Qantas, but not a Oneworld member. Classes of Travel: Economy and Business. Meals: Not included in the standard ticket price, but are available to purchase on jet services only. Entertainment: Not included in the standard tickets, but is available to purchase on services longer than 90 minutes. Luggage Allowance: One piece of carry on up to 7 kilograms included. Additional luggage allowance can be purchased. Seat Selection: Available at extra charge. Connectivity: None. *Please note all the above info is for New Zealand flights only. THE DIFFERENCE - Jetstar is the only true low fares airline operating in New Zealand. FARES AND BUNDLES Similar to Air New Zealand’s ‘Seats to Suit’ service, Jetstar has a number of ‘Fares and Bundles’ available on their flights which allows you to choose exactly what services you would like during your flight such as luggage allowance, meals and entertainment. Starter Fare: The most basic of fares, the Starter Fare includes your seat and one piece of carry on luggage up to 7 kilograms. Starter Plus: Includes the above plus one piece of checked luggage up to 20 kilograms, limited seat selection (see below) and a snack (on domestic services over 45 minutes, or a meal on TransTasman services. Starter Max: The above plus the ability to choose from premium seats with more leg room. CLASSES Economy: Includes a seat only. Extra’s available as above. Hand held entertainment units available for hire. Business: Jetstar’s Business seats have a pitch of 38 inches (7 more than Economy), a larger luggage allowance of 30 kilograms (checked), seat selection, meals, handheld entertainment unit with movies, TV shows and music, an amenities kit, priority boarding and Qantas lounge access. NEW ZEALAND DESTINATIONS Auckland: Direct to Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Nelson. Wellington: Direct to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson. Nelson: Direct to Auckland and Wellington. Christchurch: Direct to Auckland and Wellington. Dunedin: Direct to Auckland and Wellington. INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS FROM NEW ZEALAND Sydney: Direct from Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Melbourne: Direct from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Gold Coast: Direct from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Rarotonga: Direct from Auckland. HUBS Auckland Airport: Auckland Airport is by far the largest airport in New Zealand by numbers of passengers received, number of direct destinations served and by number of airlines flying there. The international terminal is large, modern and well set out, with lots of shops and eateries. The domestic terminal however, is not so flash, although it is under renovation. Air New Zealand's domestic operation has check in kiosks however Jetstar do not and queues are common, so we recommend allowing extra check in time if flying with Jetstar at peak times. It's important to note that the international and domestic terminals are not connected, but are linked by a five minute free shuttle ride, or ten minute walk. Be sure to allow for this when connecting. Wellington Airport: Wellington's airport is small, yet modern and super efficient. There's a great range of shops and plenty of public spaces. An awesome feature of the airport is the huge 15 metre figures from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies in the main lounge. Christchurch Airport: Christchurch has a great new airport constructed for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. There's a small range of shops in the domestic terminal including several eateries. The international terminal is connected and has its own range of shops. 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