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Jetstar breaks promise of 27 Return Flights a Week from New Plymouth.

When Jetstar launched its service on the 1st February 2016 it originally promised 27 return flights from New Plymouth each week, however it was currently only offering 20. A spokesman said the company had made adjustments to its schedule timings midway through February and had postponed adding a fourth flight per day – which would take the weekly return flight total to 27 – until later in the 2016.

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106 Extra CarParks to be Built at Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport

An influx of passengers at the Bell Block based New Plymouth airport has seen a proposed carpark extension brought forward. Since Jetstar started flying from New Plymouth to Auckland, on February 1 2016, the airport’s carpark has been overflowing. Costing roughly $187,000 construction of the new carpark was originally planned for this coming summer but has now been moved forward to the middle of 2016. The project will see the existing 324 space carpark upgraded to 430 spaces and is expected to serve the fast growing airport’s needs for another five years.

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Jetstar picks New Plymouth – Cheaper Flights are on their way

On Monday 31st August 2015 it has been announced by Jetstar that Nelson, Napier, Palmerston North and Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport are Jetstar’s four new regional routes. The low-cost airline chose the destinations from a longlist of Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill.All routes will fly between the regions and Auckland, with the Nelson flights also going to Wellington. All rates were now on sale.Fares would start between $45 and $49. Well Done Jetstar.

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Jetstar picks New Plymouth – Cheaper Flights are on their way

On Monday 31st August 2015 it has been announced by Jetstar that Nelson, Napier, Palmerston North and Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport are Jetstar’s four new regional routes. The low-cost airline chose the destinations from a longlist of Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill.All routes will fly between the regions and Auckland, with the Nelson flights also going to Wellington. All rates were now on sale.Fares would start between $45 and $49. Well Done Jetstar.

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Jetstar Meets Our Mayor to Discuss Future Plans.

The future of flight services out of Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport was discussed between Jetstar and the New Plymouth District Council this week. Bell Block’s Mayor Andrew Judd says the discussion was positive, with the company learning more about the growth of Taranaki’s economy and the coming redevelopment of the New Plymouth Airport’s terminal. “We’ve made it clear that we welcome and support new business in the New Plymouth District, and that the addition of a new airline would bring enormous benefits to people in the region,” says the Mayor. “New Plymouth District, with its relative isolation and growing economy, is a desirable route for airlines. We’re keen to accommodate Jetstar at New Plymouth Airport and we need to consider what is physically possible at the airport and by what date.”
The Bell Block airport terminal is being extended to accommodate the large numbers of passengers and the parking apron will also be enlarged to accommodate more aircraft. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of 2015 and be completed in 2017.

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Jetstar to use Bell Block Airport?

Jetstar has announced plans to start flying to regional destinations in New Zealand including our Bell Block based New Plymouth airport from later this year. The airline, which is owned by Qantas, made the announcement on Thursday 18th June 2015. The move could be a winner for Bell Block and Taranaki travellers, as competition heats up. Jetstar said the move would bring “much-needed” competition and more affordable fares to those outside the country’s main centres.
A fleet of five 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft will fly to at least four regional destinations initially.Other cities also under consideration include Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill. Jetstar has also launched a social media campaign asking customers which regions they most want serviced. Regional fares will go on sale in September 2015 with the first flights taking off in early December 2015.

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