Millions to celebrate

09 April 2010

Jetstar celebrated its one-millionth Kiwi domestic passenger by giving away a family holiday this month.

The airline launched in New Zealand in June 2009 and its one-millionth domestic booking was received on April 8, 2010. The lucky one-millionth passenger, Sandra Carlton of Birkenhead in Auckland, received a family holiday of her choice to any New Zealand destination.

Jetstar chief executive officer Bruce Buchanan says it was a huge success for the airline to reach such a significant milestone so quickly.

“Of our one million Jetstar domestic passengers, around 900,000 Kiwis have been able to get to their destination for under $100, while more than a third have flown for under $50 and nearly 15 per cent for under $30,” Buchanan says.

Celebratory $19 airfares across the New Zealand domestic network were available until April 9, 2010 – Jetstar’s way of saying “Thanks a million” to the Kiwis who have flown with the company.