Jetstar has advised that its
services have now resumed as Christchurch Airport has now been reopened
following the Christchurch earthquake that struck the city around lunch time yesterday.
The full media release from
Jetstar can be read below:
Earthquake in Christchurch and Jetstar services
Jetstar wishes to provide a further update on the status of our New
Zealand operations as a result of yesterday’s earthquake.
Christchurch International Airport is now open and Jetstar has
recommenced its scheduled domestic and international operations to / from the
Our first domestic flight into Christchurch arrived at
1130 hours local today.
Jetstar’s first departing international service out of
Christchurch will be Jetstar Flight JQ 166 Christchurch-Melbourne,
scheduled to depart Christchurch at 1525 local and arrive into Melbourne
Airport at 1715 (515pm Melbourne local time) this evening.
The first arriving Jetstar international services into
Christchurch will be Jetstar Flight JQ 7101 (Melbourne-Christchurch),
scheduled to arrive at 1945 (745pm) local time.
Beyond our regular scheduled services for
Christchurch, Jetstar is already operating additional domestic and Trans Tasman
flights to/from Christchurch to assist with customer recovery. (See
At this point in time, all flights departing
Christchurch today are close to full.
Continuation of flexible fare
arrangements for Jetstar Christchurch services
For affected customers and those undertaking
near travel from/to Christchurch until and including Friday 25 February 2011, Jetstar continues to offer full flexibility in travel
including refunds, re-routing or changes to travel dates/times for no fee.
Travel must be taken prior to 11 April 2011.
Jetstar Telephone Reservations can be contacted on 0800 800 995 (within New Zealand) and 131 538 (within
will be regularly updated with the latest information.
Given the demand for seats to/from Christchurch,
priority today and tomorrow will be given to existing customers who have had
their recent travel deferred and to customers requiring essential travel.
Status of Jetstar flight operations:
Wednesday 23 February
At this point in time, a change in
status of some Jetstar services for today (Wednesday 23 February) is
Additional ad-hoc Jetstar flights – Wednesday 23 February
All A320 operated. Departure and Arrival times shown
JQ 7276 Queenstown-Christchurch
(1030 departure /
JQ 7303 Auckland-Christchurch
(1200 departure / 1320
JQ 7305 Auckland-
departure / 1350 arrival)
JQ 7306 Christchurch-Auckland
(1420 departure / 1535
JQ 7301 Auckland-Queenstown
departure / 0840 arrival)
JQ 7101 Melbourne-Christchurch (1430 departure /
JQ 7102 Christchurch-Sydney (2045 departure / 2220
Trans Tasman cancellations – Wednesday
JQ 140 Christchurch-Sydney
(departure 0635 /
JQ 172 Christchurch-Brisbane
(0615 departure / 0710
JQ 175 Brisbane-Christchurch
(0750 departure / 1415
New Zealand Domestic cancellations – Wednesday 23 February
JQ 244 Christchurch-Auckland
(0640 departure / 0800
JQ 247 Auckland- Christchurch
departure / 0955 arrival)
JQ 246 Christchurch-Auckland
(1035 departure / 1155
JQ 248 Christchurch-Auckland
(1135 departure / 1255
JQ 251 Auckland- Christchurch
departure / 1455 arrival)
JQ 270 Christchurch-Wellington
departure / 0805 arrival)
JQ 273 Wellington-Christchurch
departure / 0930 arrival)
JQ 245 Auckland-Christchurch
(0640 departure / 0800
JQ 277 Christchurch-Queenstown
(0835 departure /