Jetstar adds NZ capacity

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Qantas’ low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar has announced the introduction of a ninth aircraft to its New Zealand fleet to help service an additional 36 weekly return flights to the country’s three largest cities. Announced this morning, the carrier said additional flights were in response to customer demand and would see the airline add up to 50,000 extra seats across its domestic and trans-Tasman network as well as introduce a ninth A320 aircraft in the region from15 November this year.Additional services will include 20 extra weekly return flights between Auckland and Wellington as well as seven extra weekly return services between Auckland and Christchurch and between Wellington and Christchurch.Trans-Tasman flights will also get a boost with four direct flights for Melbourne and Queenstown services and three more Sydney to Queenstown flights.Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive David Hall said the move reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to New Zealand and will help contribute to the local tourism industry.“There will also be new jobs for over 50 Kiwis including pilots, cabin crew and ground crew in our New Zealand team over the coming months as we prepare for the ninth aircraft.”Although the new schedule will deliver 131,000 additional flights to Christchurch, it will also see the cancellation of five weekly services between the city and Queenstown as well as one less flight per week between Christchurch and the Gold Coast and Melbourne.See below for a complete summary of increased capacity commencing 15 November:  Queenstown – Christchurch Market exit of 5 flights pw Melbourne – Queenstown Up to 4 return flights per week (increase of 33 per cent or + 1 flight pw) Auckland – Christchurch Up to 43 return flights per week (increase of 19 per cent or + 7 flights pw) Melbourne – Christchurch 7 per week (decrease of  12 per cent or –1 flight pw) ROUTE NEW FREQUENCY center_img Sydney – Queenstown Up to 3 per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 1 flight pw) Jetstar CEO David Hall moves a ninth aircraft to NZ Gold Coast – Christchurch 3 per week (decrease of 25 per cent or – 1 flight pw) Auckland – Wellington Up to 60 return flights per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 20 flights pw) Wellington – Christchurch Up to 21 return flights per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 7 flights pw) last_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineFor guests that want to enjoy the magic of the holiday season in a city and take advantage of holiday shopping bargains, Loews Hotels has created a selection of seasonal escapes at value prices. With Loews Hotels’ “Holiday Shopping” packages, travelers will experience luxury accommodations at participating Loews Hotels, exclusive shopping savings and gifts, and local holiday sparkle and traditions.Annapolis, MD: When guests check in to Loews Annapolis Hotel this holiday season they will be given a “Holiday Key to the City” that not only opens the door to Annapolis’ finest guestrooms but also will give guests insiders savings to the best local boutiques. Visitors simply need to show the room key to receive exclusive savings on every purchase at select shops.The “Holiday Key to the City” holiday package features: • Luxurious accommodations • Exclusive savings at participating stores: such as Annapolis Day Spa, Alpaca International, Breeze restaurant, Paws Pet Boutique and Annapolis Pottery to name a few of the 12 specially selected locations. Store savings vary from 10 to 25 percent depending upon the shop. • Valet parking •Atlanta, GA: With an overnight stay the “Magic of the Season” comes alive with a realistic snowfall, Santa and savings as Loews Atlanta Hotel partners with Atlantic Station. Atlantic Station, an outdoor lifestyle center with retail shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, will offer exclusive savings at select outlets such as West Elm, Ann Taylor, White House/Black Market, Rosa Mexicano and Atlantic Grill.The “Magic of the Season” package includes: • Overnight accommodations in a luxury room • Exclusive discounts from select Atlantic Station’s retailers and restaurants (Savings vary depending upon the shop.) • Complimentary valet parking •Denver, CO: This holiday season Loews Denver Hotel welcomes guests with a shop-til-you drop attitude to the Mile High city with the “Holiday Shopper’s Delight” package. With over 400 stores CherryCreekShopping Center has a shop for all tastes including Macys, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and everything in between. After shopping, enjoy a festive cocktail in T-bar.The “Holiday Shopper’s Delight” package includes: • Luxurious accommodations for two in a deluxe room • One $50 gift card to use at Cherry Creek Shopping Center • Macy’s tote with special offers • Exclusive bag concierge – check your bags with us and we will deliver them directly to your room while you shop • Complimentary valet parking at Cherry Creek Shopping Center • Complimentary gift and ‘Passport to Shopping’ for the Cherry Creek Shopping Center • Two cocktails in T-bar • Complimentary valet parkingNew Orleans, LA: While there is always a reason to celebrate in New Orleans, only one hotel gives guests the reason to stay over and shop during the holidays. The Loews New Orleans Hotel’s “Crescent City Shopping Connection” provides guests with the ultimate connection to exclusive savings at 12 of Magazine Street’s fun and fabulous boutiques including Fleurty Girl, Hazlenut, Tomato and Orient Expressed, along with a savings of 15 percent at Saks Fifth Avenue at Canal Place.The “Crescent City Shopping Connection” package includes: • Overnight deluxe accommodations • Shopping savings at Saks Fifth Avenue and select boutiques on Magazine Street (Store savings vary depending upon the shop.) • Welcome holiday cocktails in The Swizzle Stick Bar • Complimentary valet parking •New York, NY: There is nothing more magical during the holidays than a stroll through the Big Apple aglow with twinkling lights and festive window displays. And to help visitors get into holiday “Shop-til-you-drop” mode the Loews Regency Hotel has partnered with select stores that will offer exclusive gifts and savings.The “Shop-til-you-Drop Into our Salon Package” features: • Overnight accommodations in a luxury room • An exclusive $1000 gift certificate to Van Cleef & Arpels (certain restrictions apply) • A welcome gift from Mikimoto upon arrival to hotel, along with a special offer of complimentary stud earrings with a purchase of a Mikimoto Akoya cultured pearl necklace • A special Bloomingdales welcome packet with 15% savings pass • Savings of 20% on all purchases at de Corato Men’s Fashion Store • Savings of 20 % on all services at Nico Salon in the Loews Regency • Two complimentary Signature Cocktails in the Library Loungewww.loewshotels.comlast_img read more