Air NZ seat sale and Jetstar returns as physical distancing eased

Air passengers never thought they’d be celebrating the return of the middle seat. However, today’s announcement that physical distancing would be eased on planes has led to the release of thousands of bargain fares and the return of Air New Zealand competitors.

Having grounded its fleet for a month Australian budget carrier Jetstar has announced it will be returning to New Zealand’s skies on 17 September.

Jetstar, which is owned by Australian national carrier Qantas, suspended flights as distancing measures on New Zealand flights to prevent a second community flare up of the Coronavirus.

On the 25th of August the carrier grounded all flights saying it could not make a profit while they were required to leave up to half their onboard seats unsold.

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