Air New Zealand 'ready for a fight' with Jetstar on New Zealand's regional routes

Thu, 18 Jun 2015

By Fiona Rotherham June 18 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand says it’s game on in competing on regional routes with Jetstar which announced today it would expand its services in New Zealand from December. The move breaks Air New Zealand’s stranglehold on the regional market and has been welcomed by regional airport leaders and Prime Minister John Key, who say the competition and extra capacity should benefit locals and tourists alike. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said typically fares dropped 40 percent in New Zealand when Jetstar,...

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