Students mourn end of Air New Zealand monopoly

Students expressed a collective sigh of dismay as Jetstar announced it was entering the Auckland to Dunedin domestic flight market from July 14. Many students told Critic that they were concerned that Jetstar offering flights to Auckland out of Dunedin would mean they would now have no excuse not to attend 21st birthday parties of distant relations or friends they secretly despise.
The route, which is currently served only by Air New Zealand, is among the most expensive connection between major urban centres in New Zealand. Many students find the price of flying out of Dunedin to Auckland so prohibitive that they drive or bus to Christchurch and catch a cheaper flight from there. The entry of Jetstar into the market should hopefully drive down prices. Hopefully.

Posted 8:09am Thursday 19th May 2011 by Gregor Whyte.