Jetstar is a low-cost carrier (LCC) airline operating trunk and some regional routes within New Zealand and international flights between New Zealand and Australia, with connections to asia and the pacific islands. Jetstar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian airline Qantas Airways.
Jetstar operate jet services between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. Starting in 2015, Jetstar began servicing regional airports in Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North from Auckland and Nelson from both Auckland and Wellington. All trunk routes are served by Jetstar's fleet of A320 jet aircraft while regional services are operated with a fleet of Q300 turboprop aircraft.
Jetstar operates direct flights from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown airports to Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Passengers can connect in New Zealand to Jetstar regional services, and outbound travellers can connect in Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast to services across asia and the pacific, including Hawaii. Detailed route information can be found via the Jetstar Route Map.
Frequent Flyer Program
Jetstar passengers are able to earn frequent flyer points and status credits through parent Airline's loyalty program, Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) by buying a Starter Plus, Starter Max or Business Max add-on bundle in addition to the base fare. Base Jetstar fares are not eligible to earn frequent flyer or status points without this additional purchase.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can redeem frequent flyer points for flights on either Qantas, Jetstar or OneWorld Alliance airline partners through the Qantas website.
Unlike it's parent Qantas, Jetstar is not part of the OneWorld (or any other) global airline alliance.
Jetstar does not operate any lounges in New Zealand or any other destination, however Gold, Platinum, Platinum One or Chairman's Club tier members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and paid Qantas Club members are able to use Qantas International lounges when travelling internationally on Jetstar operated flights or domestic Qantas Club lounges if travelling domestically within Australia.
In New Zealand, Qantas operates international lounges in Auckland and Wellington, with passengers in Christchurch and Queenstown able to access the partner lounge, the Manaia Lounge.